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Funding Sources for Cultural Facilities 

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Funding Sources for Cultural Facilities: 

Private and Federal Support for Capital Projects 

Design Arts Program 

National Endowment for the Arts 


The Oregon Arts Commission 

Revised edition compiled by Linda C. Coe 
March, 1980 

Table of Contents 

Section I: Private Sources off Support for Cultural Facilities 


List of Foundations by State 

Descriptions of Foundations, nos. 1-135 

List of Foundations by Name 


Section II: Federal Sources of Support for Cultural Facilities 


List of Programs by Agency 

Descriptions of Programs, nos. 1-21 

Subject Index 


I: Private Sources off Support for Cultural Facilities 


This guide briefly describes 135 foundations which are possible sources of support for culturally- 
related capital projects. It is important to note that many of these foundations restrict their giving 
to one area or state and represent only a sample of the different types of private funding sources 
available for cultural facilities. Inclusion in this publication means only that a foundation has 
supported some aspect of a cultural facilities project in the past. Foundations change program 
focus from time to time or make one-time-only grants in rare instances. Except for a handful of 
foundations which make grants for cultural capital projects nationwide, most support for cultural 
facilities comes from local sources. Thorough researching of local foundations and corporate 
giving programs is extremely important in addition to determining whether the foundations listed 
here still include cultural facilities support among their funding possibilities. Utilizing the re- 
sources of the closest Foundation Center reference collections and the available state and regional 
foundation directories can assist you in identifying the most likely sources of support for your 

For the purposes of this guide, "capital projects" are defined to include bricks-and-mortar 
construction, renovation, and improvements projects, land or building acquisition, the adaptive 
use or rehabilitation of historic structures, planning and feasibility studies for cultural facilities, and 
the purchase of special major permanent equipment. "Cultural facilities" include performing arts 
and cultural centers, museums, libraries, studios and galleries, theaters, and historic buildings 
used for cultural purposes. 

There are generally three types of foundations included in this guide: 1) Private foundations 
which are nongovernmental, nonprofit organizations whose primary function is the making of 
grants; 2) community foundations, often classified as "public charities," whose giving is limited to 
an immediate locality or neighborhood; 3) company-sponsored foundations which are private 
organizations whose funds come from a profit-making company or corporation. Frequently these 
foundations make grants for a wide variety of purposes in corporate headquarters and operating 
locations nationwide. Such foundations should be distinguished from corporate-giving programs 
which are often administered separately within a company, supporting more narrowly focused 
areas of particular concern to the corporation. 

Foundations may establish guidelines to direct their giving programs and these should be 
researched carefully before beginning the application process. Many times foundations restrict 
giving to a particular geographic area or region, or to corporate operating locations if a company- 
sponsored foundation. Frequently foundations limit grants to nonprofit organizations, and may 
state specifically that they do not fund individuals, or such categories as endowments or building 
funds. It should be noted that when foundations do not fund capital projects, e.g. bricks-and- 
mortar or new construction, they may support planning and feasibility studies for the development 
of a facility or the renovation of a historic building. Studying the type and number of grants made 
by the foundation in recent years should give you an idea of the chances your proposal has to be 
seriously considered. 

The foundations described in this publication are organized alphabetically by state, with an 
asterisk (*) denoting those making grants on a national or regional basis, or in more than two 
states. An alphabetical listing of foundations by name and a selected bibliography of additional 
sources of information are located at the end of the section. 

For this guide, descriptive information about foundations was culled from various sources, 
including the first edition of "Funding Sources for Cultural Facilities" (1975), the American Institute 
of Architects' Funding Sources in Planning, Architecture, and Design, and the American Council 
for the Arts' A Guide to Corporate Funding for the Arts. Sample grants were abstracted from the 
Foundation Center's Grants Index Data Base (1979) and the Foundation Grants Index as well as 
funding data from the Center's Foundation Directory, Edition 7. All publications are cited in the 
bibliography at the end of this section and are available for reference in Foundation Center 
reference collections nationwide. Permission to reproduce copyrighted information must be 
requested from the Foundation Center directly. We are grateful to the Center for their help in 
compiling this material. 

List of Foundations by State 

(star indicates national or regional foundations) 


See 29. 


See 2. 


See 100. 


Ahmanson Foundation 

2 Atlantic Richfield Foundation* 

o BankAmerica Foundation 

4 Cowell (S.H.) Foundation 

Gerbode (Wallace Alexander) Foundation 
D Haas (Evelyn and Walter), Jr. Fund 

1 Hewlett (The William and Flora) Foundation* 
O Irvine (The James) Foundation 

<7 Packard (The David and Lucile) Foundation 
I U Santa Barbara Foundation 

Steele (Harry G.) Foundation 
1 2 Strauss (Levi) Foundation* 
1 O Zellerbach Family Fund 

see also 19, 58, 62, 63, 64, 83. 


1 4 Boettcher Foundation 

1 O Coors (Adolph) Foundation 
ID El Pomar Foundation 

I / Gates Foundation 

See also 2, 63, 67, 73. 


I O American Can Company Foundation* 

I y Fairchild (Sherman) Foundation* 

2U Hartford Foundation for Public Giving 

2 1 Howard and Bush Foundation, Inc. 
22 New Haven Foundation 


c.<S Folger Fund* 

24 Meyer (Eugene and Agnes E.) Foundation 


25 Bush (Edyth) Charitable Foundation, Inc. 

2 b Conn Memorial Foundation, Inc. 
2 / Davis (The Arthur Vining) Foundations* 
See also C.O, 29, yy. 


2o Callaway Foundation 
2y Campbell (John Bulow) Foundation* 
See also JO, yy. 


OU Atherton Family Foundation 
O I Mclnerny Foundation 
32 Wilcox (G.N.) Trust 
See also O. 


See 69. 


OO Bersted Foundation 

o4 Chicago Community Trust, The 

Jb Container Corporation of America Foundation* 

«30 Continental Bank Foundation 

O / Field Foundation of Illinois, Inc., The 

oO First National Bank of Chicago Foundation 

3y Inland Steel-Ryerson Foundation, Inc.* 

40 Joyce Foundation, The* 

4 I Quaker Oats Foundation, The* 

42 Regenstein (Joseph and Helen) Foundation 

4o Woods Charitable Fund, Inc. 

See also 49, 60, 61,66, 83. 


4-4 Cummins Engine Foundation* 
45 Indianapolis Foundation, The 
•+0 Krannert Charitable Trust 
See also 4y. 


47 Kinney-Lindstrom Foundation, Inc. 
See also 40, 69. 


See 100. 


See 97, 99. 


See 49. 

48 Abell (The A.S.) Company Foundation 


4" Cabot Corporation Foundation, Inc.* 

50 Hyams (Godfrey M.) Trust 

O I Permanent Charity Fund, Inc., Committee of the 

02 Riley (Mabel Louise) Trust 

53 Schrafft (William E.) and Bertha E. Schrafft 
Charitable Trust 

54 Stevens (The Abbott and Dorothy H.) 

See also 58, 85, 86. 


55 General Motors Foundation* 
OD Grand Rapids Foundation 
b / Kalamazoo Foundation 
08 Kresge Foundation, The* 

See also yy. 


by Bremer (Otto) Foundation* 

OU Burlington Northern Foundation* 

D I Bush Foundation* 

u2 Davis (Edwin W. and Catherine M.) Foundation* 

DO Dayton Hudson Foundation* 

u4 Driscoll Foundation* 

\DO First Minneapolis Foundation 

DO General Mills Foundation* 

D / Honeywell Fund* 

DO McKnight Foundation 

Oy Northwest Area Foundation* 

/U Saint Paul Foundation 
See also 18, 73. 


7 I Cowden (Loyetta M.) Foundation 

72 Kemper (Enid and Crosby) Foundation 
See also 84, 100. 


See 60, 69. 


73 Cooper Foundation* 
See also 1, 43, 60. 


74 Bean (Norwin S. and Elizabeth N.) Foundation 

75 Dodge (Geraldine R.) Foundation 

76 Hyde (Lillia Babbitt) Foundation 

/ / Watson (John Jay and Eliza Jane) Foundation 


See 64, 100. 


78 Astor (The Vincent) Foundation 

/ y Booth Ferris Foundation* 

80 Clark (Robert Sterling) Foundation, Inc.* 

8 1 Corning Glass Works Foundation* 

82 Ford (Edward E.) Foundation* 

83 Ford Foundation* 

84 Gannett (Frank E.) Newspaper Foundation* 

85 Gebhard-Gourgaud (Eva) Foundation* 

86 Hayden (Charles) Foundation 

87 Kaplan (J.M.) Fund, Inc. 

88 L.A.W. Fund, Inc.* 

89 McDonald (J.M.) Foundation, Inc.* 

90 Merrill (Charles E.) Trust* 
See also 21, 76, 77. 


y 1 Burlington Industries Foundation* 
y2 Reynolds (Z. Smith) Foundation, Inc. 

See also 2y, yy. 


See 59, 61,69. 


93 Battelle Memorial Institute Foundation 

<74 Bingham (William) Foundation 

J/O Cleveland Foundation, The 

yb Columbus Foundation 

y / Eaton Charitable Fund* 

yO Gund (George) Foundation 

yy Knight Foundation* 

See also 55, 58, 114. 


1 00 Mabee (J.E. and LE.) Foundation, Inc.* 
I I Oklahoma City Community Foundation, Inc. 


1 02 Autzen Foundation, The 
I 03 Collins Foundation, The 
I 04 Jackson Foundation 

See also 63, 69, 84, 130, 131 


1 05 Alcoa Foundation* 

I OO Allegheny Foundation 

10/ Benedum (Claude Worthington) Foundation 

1 Ob Gulf Oil Foundation of Delaware* 

1 09 Heinz (Howard) Endowment 

1 Hillman Foundation, Inc., The 
Koppers Company Foundation* 

1 2 Mellon (Richard King) Foundation 

1 o Penn (William) Foundation 

I 4 Pew Memorial Trust* 

1 O Pittsburgh Foundation 

1 O Scaife (Sarah) Foundation, Inc. 

1 / Trexler Foundation 

1 O United States Steel Foundation, Inc.* 
See also 2, 82, 99. 


1 9 Rhode Island Foundation 


1 20 Self Foundation, The 
See also 29. 


See 61, 69. 


121 Benwood Foundation, Inc. 
1 22 Tonya Memorial Foundation 
See 23, 29. 


1 2v3 Brown Foundation, Inc. 

124 Carter (Amos G.) Foundation 

1 25 Fikes (Leland) Foundation, Inc. 

1 2D Houston Endowment, Inc. 

12/ Moody Foundation 

128 Richardson (Sid W.) Foundation 
Seealso2,49,84,100, 108. 


129 Windham Foundation, Inc., The 


1 30 Cheney (Ben B.) Foundation 
131 Murdock (M.J.) Charitable Trust* 
1 32 Seattle Foundation 

See also 60, 62, 69, 84. 


See 49, 107. 


1 33 Cudahy (Patrick and Anna M.) Fund 
1 34 Milwaukee Foundation 
1 35 Stiemke (Walter and Olive) Foundation 
See also 59, 61 . 


See 58. 




1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 



1977 Awards: 



1977 Awards: 

Contact: Ms. E. Martha Cates 

Ahmanson Foundation 

3731 Wilshire Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90010 
(213) 383-1381 

primarily local giving. 

education and medical research, although have supported performing arts centers and 


250 grants (high: $1.8 million; low: $50) totaling $4.4 million. 

$10,000 to Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Los Angeles, Calif., for 
new center building fund (7/78). 

$5,000 to Omaha Junior Theatre, Omaha, Neb., for new lighting instruments (2/78). 

$10,000 to Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga, Calif., for new art center (10/78). 

Contact: Walter D. Eichner 
Executive Director 

Atlantic Richfield Foundation* 

515 South Flower St. 
Los Angeles, CA 90071 
(213) 486-3342 

home office area, major plant and operating locations including Philadelphia, Houston, 
Dallas, Denver, and Alaska. 

usually support general operating expenses and special projects, but have funded capital 
construction projects. 

634 grants (high: $450,000; low: $1,000) totaling $7.2 million, of which 127 grants were 


$150,000 to Denver Performing Arts Center in Colorado for their building fund (1978). 

$100,000 to San Francisco Performing Arts Center for their building fund (1977). 

$3 million matching challenge grant to Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1979). 

Contact: C. J. Bocchieri 
Executive Director 

BankAmerica Foundation 

Bank of America Center 
P.O. Box 37000 
San Francisco, CA 94137 
(415) 622-4690 


California programs with community-wide support. Emphasis on annual operating grants 
as opposed to special projects. Occasional capital grants for building funds. 

393 grants (high: $1 million; low: $50) totaling $2.9 million, of which approximately 35 
were arts-related. 

$5,000 to Asia Society, N.Y. for building fund (1978). 

$10,000 to Old Globe Centre for Performing Arts, San Diego, Calif., for capital fund (1978). 

$80,000 to San Francisco Performing Arts Center, San Francisco, Calif., for capital fund 

Cowell(S.H.) Foundation 

Contact: Stephanie R. Spivey 
Grants Administrator 

350 Sansome St. 
Suite 620 
San Francisco, CA 94104 
(415) 397-0285 

northern California. 

charitable, educational, health and scientific purposes. 

67 grants (high: $92,000; low: $4,000) totaling $2.8 million. 

$40,000 to Coyote Point Museum, San Mateo, toward construction of new facility (1976). 

$1 million to San Francisco Performing Arts Center for development and construction of 
little theater in the planned performing arts center (1976). 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 

Gerbode (Wallace Alexander) Foundation 

Contact: Thomas C. Layton 
Executive Director 

149 Ninth St. 

San Francisco, CA 94103 


five Bay Area counties and Hawaii. 

include cultural. 

52 grants (high: $25,000; low: $200) totaling $307,156. 

$10,000 to Heritage, San Francisco, to compile inventory of historical, architectural and 
cultural resources in San Francisco's commercial center. The inventory will provide a 
rational basis for planning, land use decisions, design considerations, and preservation 
efforts (8/76). 

$25,000 to sponsors of San Francisco Performing Arts Center to support creation of a 
Performing Arts Center in San Francisco (12/76). 

Contact: Walter J. Haas 
Executive Director 

Contact: RoberW. Heyns 

Haas (Evelyn and Walter), Jr. Fund 

Two Embarcadero Ctr. 
San Francisco, CA 94106 
(415) 544-6575 


include the arts and humanities. 

63 grants (high: $48,000; low: $500) totaling $608,017. 

$5,000 to Margaret Jenkins Dance Studio, San Francisco, Calif., toward renovation of new 
community performance facility (1977). 

$27,500 to San Francisco Performing Arts Center, San Francisco, Calif., toward construc- 
tion of new Center (1977). 

Hewlett (The William and Flora) Foundation* 

Two Palo Alto Sq., Suite 1010 
Palo Alto, CA 94304 
(415) 493-3665 

none, except for regional grants program limited to San Francisco Bay Area. 

include arts and humanities, generally do not support building funds. 

67 grants (high: $300,000; low: $500) totaling $2 million. 

$50,000 to Berkeley Repertory Theater, Berkeley, Calif., for theater construction (4/79). 

Irvine (The James) Foundation 

Stuart St. Tower, Suite 2305 450 Newport Ctr. Dr., Suite 545 

One Market Plaza Newport Beach, CA 92660 

San Francisco, CA 94105 Contact: Ms. Claire F. Denahy 

(415) 777-2244 Secretary 

California, preference to Orange County and San Francisco Bay Area projects. 

include cultural projects not receiving government support. 

149 grants (high: $1,250,000; low: $800) totaling $7,388,999. 

$7,500 to Community Art Center of the Ojai Valley, Ojai, Calif., to install heating and 

air-conditioning equipment (5/79). 

$125,000 to Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, Calif., toward rebuilding of theater destroyed 

by fire (12/78). 

$19,750 to Pacificulture Foundation, Pasadena, Calif., a museum devoted to the arts of 

Asian and Pacific peoples, for equipment (5/79). 

$50,000 to San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco, Calif., for renovation and 

refurbishing of library (6/78). 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 



Packard (The David and Lucile) Foundation 

Contact: Colburn S. Wilbur 
Executive Director 

330 Second St. 
P.O. Box 1330 
Los Altos, CA 94022 
(415) 948-7658 

California, primarily San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas. 

include conservation, music, and education. 

100 grants (high: $52,090; low: $500) totaling $610,939. 

$10,054 to Fort Mason Foundation, San Francisco, Calif., for renovation of warehouse 
building for programs in arts, humanities, education, recreation and ecology (1977). 

Contact: H. Clarke Gaines 

Santa Barbara Foundation 

11 EastCarrilloSt. 
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 
(805) 965-7316 

Santa Barbara County. 

include cultural activities. 

65 grants (high: $61,625; low: $682) totaling $521,405. 

$6,000 to Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, Calif. , for plumbing and unrestricted 
use (1977). 

$16,000 to Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, Calif., for equipment 
and capital improvements (1977). 

Contact: Richard Steele 
Vice President 

Steele (Harry G .) Foundation 

4500 Campus Dr., Suite 201 

Newport Beach, CA 92660 

(714) 546-2140 

primarily local giving. 

include the fine arts. 

89 grants (high: $340,625; low: $200) totaling $2.3 million. 

$5,000 to Laguna Beach School of Art, Laguna Beach, Calif., for building fund (1/20/77). 

$25,400 to Pasadena Symphony Association, Pasadena, Calif., for acoustics for new shell 
and student grant program (10/77). 

Contact: Luis Buhler 
Grants Manager 

Strauss (Levi) Foundation* 

Two Embarcadero Center 
San Francisco, CA 94106 
(415) 544-6579 

none; priority to programs in locations with Strauss facilities. 

include cultural and civic projects. 

354 grants (high: $80,000; low: $100) totaling $1.4 million. 

$5,000 to Hidalgo County Historical Museum, McAllen, Tex., to refurbish old city jail 
facility for use as museum (1977). 

$12,500 to San Francisco Performing Arts Center, San Francisco, Calif., for campaign to 
construct performing arts center in San Francisco (1977). 

Zellerbach Family Fund 

260 California St., Suite 1010 
San Francisco, CA 94111 

California, primarily in San Francisco Bay Area. 

include direct-service projects in the arts. 

Contact: Edward A. Nathan 
Executive Director 

1977 Awards:. 102 grants (high: $200,000; low: $330) totaling $674,169. 

Examples: $5,000 to San Francisco Dance Theatre, San Francisco, Calif., for lighting equipment 


$12,899 to Margaret Jenkins Dance Studio, San Francisco, for lights, sound system, and 
new seating to adapt studio to variety of community dance groups (1976). 



1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 

Boettcher Foundation 

Contact: John C. Mitchell 
Executive Director 

800 Boston Bldg. 
828 Seventeeth St. 
Denver, CO 80202 


include cultural activities. 

69 grants (high: $800,000; low: $250) totaling $3.3 million. 

$350,000 to Denver Symphony Association, Denver, Colo., toward construction of 
concert hall at Denver Center for the Performing Arts (1977). 

$25,000 to Music Associates of Aspen, Aspen, Colo., for improvements at music school 
campus (1977). 

Coors (Adolph) Foundation 

Contact: Gordon C. Jones 
Executive Manager 

90 Madison St., Suite 502 
Denver, CO 80206 
(303) 388-1636 


include art and architecture, museums, music, and the performing arts. 

249 grants (high: $100,000; low: $50) totaling $1.8 million. 

$20,000 to Littleton Center for Cultural Arts Foundation, Littleton, Colo., for renovation of 
Center (1978). 

$10,000 to Steamboat Springs Council of the Arts and Humanities, Steamboat Springs, 
Colo., for renovation of Center (1978). 

Contact: William J. Hybl 
Executive Director 

El Pomar Foundation 

P.O. Box 158 

Colorado Springs, CO 80901 

(303) 633-7733 


include public and educational purposes and municipalities for specific projects. 

33 grants (high: $400,000; low: $1,750) totaling $2.0 million. 

$750,000 to Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colo., for repairs and 
improvements and for general operations (1978). 

$5,000 to Littleton Center for Cultural Arts Foundation, Littleton, Colo., toward renova- 
tion of The Old Town Hall (1978). 


1977 Awards: 

Gates Foundation 

Contact: F. Charles Froelicher 
Executive Director 

155 So. Madison, Suite 332 
Denver, CO 80209 
(303) 388-0871 


broad purposes. 

77 grants (high: $200,000; low: $500) totaling $1.8 million. 

$340,000 to Denver Museum of Natural History, Denver, Colo., for construction, 
modernization, and projector (6/29/78). 

$13,000 to Steamboat Springs Council on the Arts and Humanities for renovations to the 
Performing Arts Center (5/78). 




1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 



1977 Awards: 

American Can Company Foundation* 

American Lane Contact: Richard Recht 

Greenwich, CT 06830 Executive Director 

(203) 552-2148- 

none listed. 

emphasis on community funds and higher education, but support also given to cultural 


375 grants (high: $100,000; low: $250) totaling $1.3 million. 

$50,000 three-year grant to Hennepin Center for the Arts, Minneapolis, Minn., for renova- 
tion (1979). 

Fairchild (Sherman) Foundation * 

c/o Walter Burke Contact: Walter Burke 

Two Greenwich Plaza, 4th Fl. President 

Greenwich, CT 06830 

none listed. 

include art education and museums. 

23 grants (high: $1.3 million; low: $5,000) totaling $6.1 million. 

$100,000 to Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Calif., for auditorium building fund 

Contact: William H. Connelly 

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving 

45 South Main St. 
West Hartford, CT 06107 
(203) 233-4443 

greater Hartford. 

demonstration programs and capital purposes, with emphasis including cultural 

120 grants (high: $125,000; low: $165) totaling $1.5 million. 

$56,000 to Greater Hartford Arts Festival toward purchase of Wenger shell-stage for 
cultural events (4/78). 

$48,000 to Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall, Hartford, for capital improvements (5/25/78). 

$300,000 to Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, for capital improvements, including climate 
control systems, upgraded security, and better access for the handicapped (7/20/78). 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 

Contact: J. H. Bartholomew, Jr. 

Howard and Bush Foundation, Inc 

77 Forest St. 
Hartford, CT 06105 

Hartford, Conn., and Troy, N.Y. 

include museums, cultural programs, and the arts. 

65 grants (high: $56,250; low: $25) totaling $597,692. 

$50,000 to Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Conn., for building and endowment drive 


New Haven Foundation 

One State St. 

New Haven, CT 06510 

(203) 777-2386 

greater New Haven. 

include the humanities, music, and art. 

209 grants (high: $165,000; low: $50) totaling $1.9 million. 

$10,000 to Eli Whitney Museum, New Haven, for renovation (6/13/79). 

Contact: Norman Harrower, Jr. 



1977 Awards: 



1977 Awards: 

Contact: Kathrine Dulin Folger 


Washington, D.C. 20008 
(202) 783-5252 

primarily Knoxville, Tenn., Washington, D.C, and Florida. 

include fine arts and museums. 

66 grants (high: $125,000; low: $10) totaling $170,151. 

$133,613 to Dulin Gallery of Art, Knoxville, Tenn., for building fund (1978). 

Meyer(Eugene and Agnes E.)Foundation 

Contact: James L. Kunen 

1730 Rhode Island Ave., N.W. 
Suite 1212 
Washington, D.C. 20036 
(202) 659-2435 

greater Washington, D.C. area. 

development of community services and facilities, in areas including the arts; arts-related 
capital grants are rarely made. 

74 grants (high: $100,000; low: $1,000) totaling $920,844. 

$40,000 to Capital Children's Museum, D.C, to meet match requirement of grant from 
Department of Housing and Urban Development for purchase of facility (6/14/79). 



1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 

Contact: David R. Roberts 

Bush (Edyth) Charitable Foundation, Inc. 

650 Barnett National Bank Bldg. 
P.O. Drawer F 
Winter Park, FL 32789 
(305) 647-4322 

Florida, especially central Florida. 

include cultural organizations and the performing arts. 

52 grants (high: $133,247; low: $1,720) totaling $1.3 million. 

$79,293 to Rollins College, Winter Park, to renovate Annie Russell Theatre (1978). 

$9,000 to Surfside Players, Cocoa Beach, for air conditioners and building renovations 

Contact: David B. Frye 

Conn Memorial Foundation, Inc. 

512 Florida Ave. 
P.O. Box 229 
Tampa, FL 33601 

local area. 

emphasis on youth programs. 

30 grants (high: $51,000; low: $100) totaling $530,550. 

$37,513 to YMCA of Tampa for Florida Theater propety, NYPUM program, and equipment 

Davis (The Arthur Vining) Foundations* 

Contact: William R. Wright 
Executive Director 

255 AlhambraCir. 
Suite 520 
Coral Gables, FL 33134 
(305) 448-7712 

none listed. 

broad purposes including public television. 

47 grants (high: $150,000; low: $5,000) totaling $1.9 million. 

$25,000 to Metropolitan Museum and Art Center, Miami, Fla., toward capital improve- 
ments in connection with its proposed move (5/76). 

$75,000 to Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C., toward cost of new fine arts 
complex (5/76). 

$40,000 to Centre College, Danville, Ky., toward equipment for new regional arts center 





Callaway Foundation, Inc 

P.O. Box 790 
209 Broome St. 
LaGrange,CA 30241 
(404) 884-7348 


Contact: j. T. Gresham 
General Manager 

1977 Awards: 



1977 Awards: 

broad purposes, including education, buildings and equipment, and libraries. 

75 grants (high: $733,477; low: $100) totaling $5 million. 

$5,000 to Roswell Historical Society, Ga., for renovation of historic building (1978). 

Campbell (John Bulow) Foundation • 

Contact: Morris S. Hale, Jr. 
Executive Director 

1401 Trust Company of Georgia Tower 
Atlanta, GA 30303 
(404) 658-9066 

Georgia, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. 

activities which improve the quality of spiritual and intellectual life, regional projects of 
private agencies, and projects of permanent nature or capital funds. 

7 grants (high: $493,711; low: $15,000) totaling $1.3 million. 

$500,000 to Atlanta Historical Society, Atlanta, Ga., toward addition of two galleries and 
extra storage space to Society's headquarters, McElreath Hall (4/30/79). 

$75,000 to Morgan County Foundation, Madison, Ga., to build upkeep endowment fund 
for maintenance of facility previously renovated and refurbished as a cultural center for 
town of Madison and Morgan County (1/29/79). 



1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 

Contact: Mrs. JaneGiddings 

Atherton Family Foundation 

P.O. Box 3170 
Honolulu, HI 96802 
(808) 525-8536 


include institutions and organizations concerned with culture and the arts. 

142 grants (high: $100,000; low: $500) totaling $12 million. 

$6,500 to Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, for feasibility study for Great Holua 
preservation project (1975). 

$25,000 to Honolulu Academy of Arts for fiftieth anniversary building project (1976). 

Mclnemy Foundation 

140 So. King St. 
P.O. Box 2390 
Honolulu, HI 96804 
(808) 536-3771 


general purposes. 

168 grants (high: $35,000; low: $431) totaling $881 ,011. 

$6,000 to Honolulu Community Theatre for capital improvements (1978). 

$75,000 to Honolulu Academy of the Arts for building fund drive (1976). 

Contact: Mrs. LoisC. Smouse 
Charitable Foundations Office 


1977 Awards: 


c/o Bishop Trust Company, Limited 
P.O. Box 2390 
Honolulu, HI 96804 
(808) 536-3771 


broad purposes. 

143 grants (high: $18,250; low: $100) totaling $432,030. 

$10,000 to Bishop Museum, Honolulu, for renovation projects (1975). 

Contact: Mrs. Lois C. Smouse 
Charitable Foundations Officer 



1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 


Bersted Foundation, The 

Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago 
231 So. LaSalle St. 
Chicago, I L 60693 
(312) 828-2534 

several counties within Illinois. 

broad purposes, including aid to the handicapped and conservation. 

19 grants (high: $50,000; low: $2,000) totaling $354,882. 

$25,000 to Woodstock Opera House Community Center, III., to complete renovation and 
furnishing of Opera House (1976). 

Contact: Mrs. Barbara L. Massey 
Assistant to the Executive Director 

Chicago Community Trust, The 

208 South LaSalle St. 
Chicago, IL 60604 
(312) 372-3356 

limited to Cook County. 

include cultural institutions. 

263 grants (high: $500,000; low: $225) totaling $5.1 million. 

$25,000 planning grant to the Landmarks Preservation of Illinois working closely with the 
Performing Arts Center of Chicago, a consortium of arts organizations, to conduct a 
planning and feasibility study for the adaptive reuse of three historic theaters in the North 
Loop Development area of downtown Chicago. 

Container Corporation of America Foundation* 

One First National Plaza 
Chicago, I L 60670 
(314) 786-5500 

corporate operating locations nationwide. 

include cultural organizations and historic preservation. 

445 grants (high: $101,250; low: $25) totaling $651,541, of which approximately 42 were 

1977 capital grant to the Chicago Art Institute. 

Contact: Richard C. Bittenbender 


1977 Awards: 



1977 Awards: 




1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 

Continental Bank Foundation 

231 So. LaSalle St. Contact: Carolyn W. Bergan 

Chicago, IL 60693 Director 

(312) 828-7455 

mainly metropolitan Chicago. 

include cultural programs and support for cultural facilities. 

304 grants (high: $75,000; low: $25) totaling $1.8 million, of which approximately 43 grants 
were arts-related. 

$5,000 to Performance Community in Chicago to buy and renovate a theater (1980). 

$8,500 to Organic Theater in Chicago for renovation of a facility (1980). 

Field Foundation of Illinois, Inc., The 

135 South LaSalle St. Contact: Hermon Dunlap Smith 

Chicago, I L 60603 President 

Chicago area. 

include museums and conservation. 

65 grants (high: $50,000; low: $2,500) totaling $830,225. 

$113,316 to Art Institute of Chicago, Centennial Fund Campaign, for construction and 
renovation of facilities (1976). 

$100,000 to Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, III., for capital improvements 

First National Bank of Chicago Foundation 

One First National Plaza Contact: Diane M. Smith 

Chicago, IL 60670 Assistant Secretary 

(312) 732-6948 

primarily metropolitan Chicago area. 

include cultural organizations; capital and project support preferred to operating 

85 grants (high: $100,000; low: $200) totaling $1 million. 

A three-year capital grant to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago for the 
purchase and renovation of an annex to the museum (1978). 

Inland Steel-Ryerson Foundation, Inc. * 

30 W. Monroe St. Contact: Claude J. Peck, Jr. 

Chicago, I L 60603 Secretary 

(312) 346-0300 

none listed. 

include cultural activities; support for capital projects within areas of primary interest. 

519 grants (high : $310,000; low: $100) totaling $1 .6 million. 

$50,000 to the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago to renovate, rehabilitate, and 
improve facilities (1976). 

Contact: Nick Goodband 

Joyce Foundation, The* 

135 So. LaSalle St. , Suite 2252 
Chicago, IL 60603 
(312) 782-2464 

midwestern United States. 

include unrestricted and challenge grants to cultural institutions. 
130 grants (high : $250,000; low: $3,000) totaling $7.5 million. 

$20,000 to Old Creamery Theatre Company, Garrison, Iowa, for equipment and fund- 
raising challenge (1978). 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 

QuakerOats Foundation, The* 

Merchandise Mart Plaza, Room 345 Contact: William F. Debelak 

Chicago, I L 60654 Secretary 

(312) 222-6981 

none listed. 

include cultural institutions. 

177 grants (high: $10,000; low: $100) totaling $723,227. 

$35,000 to Historic Pullman Foundation, Chicago, III., for renovation and capital improve- 
ments at Hotel Florence (12/76). 

Regenstein (Joseph and Helen) Foundation 

3450 No. Kimball Ave. Contact: Mrs. Joseph Regenstein 

Chicago, IL 60618 President 

(312) 463-4355 

principally greater Chicago area. 

charitable, scientific, and educational purposes. 

59 grants (high: $1.3 million; low: $50) totaling $3 million. 

$1,250,000 to Northwestern University, School of Music, Evanston, III., for construction 
and endowment building fund (1977). 

$30,000 to Woodstock Opera House Community Center, Woodstock, III., for restoration 


Contact: Frank H. Woods 
Vice President 

Woods Charitable Fund, Inc. 

332 So. Michigan Ave., Rm. 801 
Chicago, IL 60604 
(312) 427-4373 

Illinois and Nebraska. 

include the fine arts. 

101 grants (high: $250,000; low: $2,000) totaling $2.5 million. 

$25,000 to Lincoln Community Playhouse, Lincoln, Neb 
Children's Theatre (5/9/77). 

$10,000 to Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation, Lincoln, for restoration of 
steamer Meriwether Lewis and the creation of museum facility thereon (1976). 

for building project for 




1977 Awards: 

Cummins Engine Foundation* 

1000 Fifth St. Contact: Edwin W. Booth 

Columbus, IN 47201 Executive Director 

(812) 379-8004 

none listed. 

problems of urban America, black communities, and other minority development 

66 grants (high: $225,250; low: $50) totaling $1.2 million. 

$150,000 to Indiana University Foundation, Bloomington, Ind., toward construction of 
Musical Arts Center (1976). 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 

Contact: Kenneth I. Chapman 
Executive Director 

Indianapolis Foundation, The 

615 No. Alabama St. 
Indianapolis, IN 46204 


include support for cultural programs. 

58 grants (high: $100,000; low: $200) totaling $754,556. 

$150,000 to Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis, toward cost of renovation and 
preservation of Indiana Theatre Building (2/15/79). 

Contact: Don B. Earnhart 
Administrative Trustee 

Krannert Charitable Trust 

P.O. Box 1021 
Indianapolis, IN 46206 

Indiana, and particularly Indianapolis. 

include performing and visual arts and facilities. 

33 grants (high: $1,101,250; low: $100,000) totaling $7.5 million. 

$440,000 to Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Ind., for capital support (1977) 



1977 Awards: 

Kinney-Lindstrom Foundation, Inc. 

P.O. Box 520 Contact: Lowell K. Hall 

Mason City, IA 50401 Secretary 



grants primarily for building funds for libraries in Iowa towns. 

56 grants (high: $100,000; low: $100) totaling $504,560. 




Abell(The A. S.) Company Foundation 

c/o Perry J. Bolton Contact: Perry J. Bolton 

Calvert and Centre Sts. Assistant to the President 

Balitmore, MD 21202 

Maryland, primarily Baltimore metropolitan area. 


1977 Awards: 

grants largely to capital campaigns of medical, educational, and some cultural 

31 grants (high: $79,000; low: $250) totaling $355,905. 

Have made 1978-79 capital grants to Baltimore Museum of Art, Walters Art Gallery, 
Peabody Institute, and the Maryland Institute of Art. 




1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 


Cabot Corporation Foundation, Inc.* 

Contact: Charles A. McDowell 
Executive Director 

125 High St. 
Boston, MA 021 10 

primarily local giving in communities near Cabot Corporate installations in Texas, Illinois, 
Indiana, Louisiana, West Virginia, and Boston. 

broad purposes. 

152 grants (high: $30,000; low: $50) totaling $373,557. 

$5,000 to Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Mass., for reduction of mortgage on 
building (1976). 

Contact: Joan M. Diver 
Executive Director 

Hyams (Godfrey M .) Trust 

One Boston Place, 33rd Fl. 
Boston, MA 02108 


limited grants to cultural organizations. 

130 grants (high: $68,000; low: $1,000) totaling $1.8 million. 

$50,000 to Children's Museum, Boston, for capital expenses related to the new site (1976). 

$10,000 to Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, for renovations (1976). 

Permanent Charity Fund, Inc., Committee of the 

Contact: Geno A. Ballioti 
Acting Director 

One Boston Place 
Boston, MA 021 06 
(617) 723-7415 

metropolitan Boston. 

include cultural programs and capital needs. 

223 grants (high: $65,000; low: $50) totaling $3.2 million. 

$20,000 to Boston Architectural Center, Boston, to enlarge and equip library (8/77). 

$150,000 three-year grant to Boston Symphony Orchestra for reconstruction of Hall (6/77). 

$10,000 to Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, Boston, for renova- 
tions at Otis House (6/77). 

Riley (Mabel Louise)Trust 

c/o Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Company 
One Boston Place 
Boston, MA 02106 

Contact: Newell Flather 

1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 

Massachusetts, with preference for metropolitan Boston and Cape Cod. 

occasional support for cultural and conservation programs. 

92 grants (high: $35,000; low: $1,500) totaling $857,100. 

$110,000 four-year grant to Museum of Transportation, Boston, for design of new recrea- 
tional urban park in cooperation with the Children's Museum (1976). 

$20,000 to WGBH Educational Foundation, Boston, for equipment for public television 
WGBY, Springfield, Mass. (1976). 

Schrafft (William E.)and Bertha E. Schrafft 
Charitable Trust 

c/o Hazen H. Ayer 
One Beacon St. 
Boston, MA 02108 


charitable corporations. 

61 grants (high: $50,000; low: $1,000) totaling $378,400. 

$5,000 to U.S.S. Constitution Museum Foundation, Boston, for capital support (1976). 

$5,000 to Children's Museum, Boston, for building project at Wharf with Museum of 

Stevens (The Abbott and Dorothy H.) Foundation 

Contact: Hazen H. Ayer 

Contact: Samuel S. Rogers 

Two Johnson St. 

North Andover, MA 01845 


Massachusetts, with preference for greater Lawrence area. 

include music, arts, and cultural organizations. 

22 grants (high: $60,000; low: $750) totaling $345,300. 

$30,000 to North Andover Historical Society to upgrade all properties (1976). 

$50,000 to Peabody Museum of Salem for capital fund drive (1976). 

$75,000 to WGBH Educational Foundation, Boston, for capital fund drive (1976) 



1977 Awards: 

Contact: Frank Schweibold 

General Motors Foundation* 

3044 W. Grand Blvd., Rm. 13-145 

Detroit, Ml 48202 

(313) 556-4260 

corporate operating locations, primarily in Michigan and Ohio; some national support. 

include cultural institutions. 

381 grants (high: $200,000; low: $50) totaling $4.1 million. 

$8,333 to Gerald R. Ford Commemorative Committee, Grand Rapids, Mich., for capital 
support for President Ford Library/Museum Fund (1977). 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 



1977 Awards: 

Grand Rapids Foundation 

300-E Waters Bldg. 
Grand Rapids, Ml 49503 

area of Grand Rapids. 

activities benefiting people and quality of life of Grand Rapids. 

42 grants (high: $100,000; low: $500) totaling $802,951. 

$500,000 to Grand Rapids Art Museum to acquire Old Federal Building (1978) 

Contact: Chester A. Hall 
Executive Director 

Contact: Howard D. Kalleward 

Kalamazoo Foundation 

332 15B Bldg. 
151 So. Rose St. 
Kalamazoo, Ml 49006 

Kalamazoo County in Michigan. 

grants, largely for capital purposes, for activities including music and the arts. 

97 grants (high: $500,000; low: $100) totaling $1.8 million. 

$12,563 to Civic Auditorium, Kalamazoo, for emergency repairs of community theater 
facility (1/79). 

$6,000 to New Vic Theatricals, Kalamazoo, for repairs and renovations of community 
theater facilities (1/79). 

Kresge Foundation, The* 

Contact: William H. Baldwin 

2401 W. Big Beaver Rd. 
Troy, Ml 48084 

none listed. 

challenge grants for building construction or renovation projects, major, movable capital 
equipment, and purchase of equipment; funded areas include the arts. 

215 grants (high: $1 million; low: $10,000) totaling $25.3 million. 

$130,000 to Atlanta Memorial Arts Center, Atlanta, Ga., toward purchase and installation 
of lighting system for Alliance Theatre (10/78). 

$250,000 to Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyo., toward addition of Plains Indian 
Museum to Center (10/78). 

$250,000 to Congress St. Wharf, Boston, Mass., to renovate joint headquarters facility for 
Children's Museum and Museum of Transportation (2/79). 

$500,000 to Huntington Library, Art Gallery and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, Calif., to 
construct new wing, roads, and parking area, and renovate library space (12/78). 

$1,000,000 to Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., toward construction of art museum 
building (10/78). 

$150,000 to Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Los Angeles, Calif., 
toward construction of Japanese American Cultural Center (8/79). 

$50,000 to Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago, III., toward purchase of IBM computer system 

$150,000 to Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio, to convert gymnasium into music and 
arts center (11/78). 

$75,000 to Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre Company, N.Y., toward firehouse conversion 
project (8/79). 



1977 Awards: 



1977 Awards: 




1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 



Bremer (Otto) Foundation * 

700 Northwestern National Bank Bldg. Contact: Valerie S. Lies 

St. Paul, MN 55101 Grants Administrator 

(612) 227-8036 

Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. 

post-secondary education, human services, health, and community affairs. 

213 grants (high; $20,000; low: $300) totaling $888,702. 

$25,000 to Bayfield Historical Society, Bayfield, Wis., for restoration of Old Bayfield 
Courthouse as a historical landmark (6/27/78). 

$12,000 to North Dakota State School of Science, Wahpeton, N.D., toward construction 
of cultural center (1/10/79). 

Burlington Northern Foundation* 

176 East Fifth St. 
St. Paul, MN 55101 
(612) 298-3191 

corporate operating locations in 19 western states, particularly Minnesota, Illinois, 
Montana, Nebraska, and Washington. 

include cultural activities, capital construction projects, and historic preservation. 

257 grants (high: $152,270; low: $25) totaling $989,658, of which 37 grants were arts- 

1978 capital grant for the construction of the Minnesota Science Museum in St. Paul. 

1977 pledge for capital construction of Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, Minn. 

Contact: Robert W. Bernard 
Executive Director 

Contact: Humphrey Doermann 

Bush Foundation * 

E-900 First National Bank Bldg. 
St. Paul, MN 55101 
(612) 227-0891 

Minnesota, North and South Dakota, western Wisconsin, with secondary interest in 
Chicago, III. 

include performing arts and humanities. 

157 grants (high: $710,000; low: $825) totaling $9.9 million. 

$300,000 to Hennepin Center for the Arts, Minneapolis, Minn., for renovation (10/78). 

$250,000 to Minnesota Landmarks, St. Paul, Minn., to construct auditorium in Old Federal 
Courts Building (1976). 

$150,000 to St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center, Duluth, Minn., a two-year grant to 
support construction costs of new performing arts center (10/78). 

Davis (Edwin W. and Catherine W.) Foundation* 

2100 First National Bank Building Contact: Frederick W. Davis 

St. Paul, MN 55101 President 

metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.; California; Washington. 

include art and architecture, museums, music, and performing arts. 

47 grants (high: $25,000; low: $500) totaling $338,906. 

$5,000 to Minnesota Landmarks, St. Paul, toward restoration of Old Federal Courts 
Building (1976). 

Dayton Hudson Foundation* 

777 Nicollet Mall 
Minneapolis, MN 55402 
(612) 370-6554 

corporate operating locations in 29 cities. 

Contact: Richard S. Contee 
Executive Director 

1977 Awards: 



1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 



the arts and social-action programs. 

349 grants (high: $240,000; low: $50) totaling $4.5 million. 

$37,500 to Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, Calif., for reconstruction (8/78). 

$400,000 to Hennepin Center for the Arts in Minnesota, to purchase and renovate a 
historic building (1888) to be used as an arts center (1979). 

$30,000 to Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Ore., to conduct a feasibility study for a 
campus arts center (78/79). 

$25,000 to community group in Littleton, Colo., to rehabilitate a historic post office 
building for use as an arts center (1979). 

Driscoll Foundation • 

Contact: W. John Driscoll 

2100 First National Bank Bldg. 
St. Paul, MN 55101 
(612) 224-5452 

metropolitan areas of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minn.; San Francisco, Calif.; and Santa 
Fe, N.Mex. 

include the arts. 

43 grants (high: $60,000; low: $500) totaling $286,374. 

$50,000 to Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, for expansion (1977). 

$14,000 to Opera Association of New Mexico, Santa Fe, for operating budget and capital 
improvements (1976). 

Contact: Richard A. Nordbye 
Vice President 

First Minneapolis Foundation 

c/o First National Bank of Minneapolis 
120 South Sixth St. 
Minneapolis, MN 55402 
(612) 370-4625 

Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. 

include cultural programs. 

137 grants (high: $50,000; low: $10) totaling $583,201. 

$39,321 to Minnesota Orchestral Association, Minneapolis, for capital fund and guaranty 
fund (1978). 

Contact: William R. Humphrey, Jr. 
Executive Director 

General Mills Foundation* 

9200 Wayzata Blvd. 
P.O. Box 1113 
Minneapolis, MN 55440 
(612) 540-3337 

priority given to corporate operating locations. 

include cultural activities. 

713 grants (high : $200,000; low: $500) totaling $3.8 million. 

$25,000 to Minnesota Landmarks, Saint Paul, Minn., to convert Old Federal Courts 
Building into civic and cultural center (1978). 

$5,000 to Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, III., for renovation and capital 
purposes (1978). 

$5,000 to West Chicago, City of, West Chicago, III., to remodel historical museum (1978). 

Honeywell Fund • 

Honeywell Plaza 
Minneapolis, MN 55408 
(612) 870-6822 

primarily in corporate operating locations, nationwide. 

Contact: John N. Mitchell 

Executive Assistant to Corporate 

Vice-President Administration 

1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 




1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 

include cultural programs. 

63 grants (high: $160,500; low: $250) totaling $727,750. 

$25,000 to Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minn., toward construction of music- 
classroom building, renovation of buildings, and removal of architectural barriers for 
handicapped students (1978). 

$5,000 to Ford's Theatre Society, D.C., toward restoration of theater and production of 
new shows (1978). 

$5,000 to Littleton Center for Cultural Affairs, Littleton, Colo., to convert Littleton Old 
Town Hall into cultural arts center (1978). 

McKnight Foundation 

Contact: Russell V. Ewald 
Executive Vice-President 

Shelard Tower, Suite 1701 
Minneapolis, MN 55426 
(612) 546-8814 

primarily, Minneapolis metropolitan area; secondarily, elsewhere in Minnesota. 

human and social service programs. 

105 grants (high: $1.0 million; low: $3,000) totaling $5.0 million. 

$250,000 to Hennepin Center for the Arts, Minneapolis, Minn., toward purchase and 
renovation of historic landmark building to serve as community facility for visual and 
performing arts (11/24/78). 

Contact: John D. Taylor 
Executive Director 

Northwest Area Foundation • 

W-975 First National Bank Building 
St. Paul, MN 55101 
(612) 224-9635 

limited to Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, and 

include cultural. Grants especially for experimental and demonstration projects which 
promise significant impact but for which there is not now general support. 

168 grants (high: $360,000; low: $100) totaling $5.5 million. 

$125,000 to Old Town Restoration, St. Paul, Minn., for plans to restore old Hill District 
neighborhoods, including creation of resource center, library, and preservation of 
historic street fixtures (4/76). 

Contact: Paul A. Verret 
Executive Director 

Saint Paul Foundation 

1120 Northwestern National Bank Building 
St. Paul, MN 55101 
(612) 224-5463 

primarily St. Paul area. 

include cultural programs. 

105 grants (high: $235,408; low: $155) totaling $2.2 million. 

$35,000 to St. Paul-Ramsey Arts and Science Council, for capital improvements in 
Crawford Livingston Theatre (12/78). 




1977 Awards: 



1977 Awards: 

Contact: David P. Ross 
Vice President 

Cowden (Loyetta M .) Foundation 

c/o The First National Bank of Kansas City 
14 W. Tenth St. 
Kansas City, MO 64105 


emphasis on capital grant funds, priorities include cultural institutions and historic 

7grants(high: $25,000; low: $1,000) totaling $115,500. 

Kemper (Enid and Crosby) Foundation 

c/o United Missouri Bank of Kansas City 
Tenth St. and Grand Ave. 
Kansas City, MO 64141 

Missouri, primarily Kansas City area. 

building funds for local arena, cultural programs, historic preservation, and youth 


101 grants totaling $1 .1 million, of which 69% was allocated for cultural programs. 

$165,697 to Friends of Historic Booneville, MO. 




1977 Awards: 

Contact: Elwood N. Thompson 

Cooper Foundation* 

300 Cooper Plaza 
Twelfth and P Sts. 
Lincoln, NE 68508 
(402) 432-7571 

areas in which Foundation's theater properties are located in Nebraska, Colorado, and 

programs benefiting young people, primarily in education and the arts. 

58 grants (high: $175,000; low: $50) totaling $239,451. 

$5,000 to Civic Center Corporation, Lincoln, Neb., toward renovation of former Federal 
Building and City Hall and linking the two with construction of theater for the performing 
arts (4/76). 



1977 Awards 

Contact: John R. McLane, Jr. 

Bean (NorwinS. and Elizabeth N.) Foundation 

40 Stark St. 

Manchester, NH 03101 
(603) 625-6464 

Amherst and Manchester, N.H. 

include cultural activities. 

20 grants (high: $16,520; low: $420) totaling $103,102. 

$5,000 to Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, N.H., for feasibility studies leading to 
expansion of Gallery's physical facilities and programming capability (9/12/78). 




1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 

Dodge (Geraldine R.)Foundation, Inc 



Contact: Scott McVay 
Executive Director 

163 Madison Avenue 
P.O. Box2132R 
Morristown, N J 07960 

emphasis on New Jersey. 

include performing and visual arts and other cultural activities. No grants for capital 

70 grants (high: $60,000; low: $5,000) totaling $1.6 million. 

$20,000 to New Brunswick Tomorrow, N.J., for study of arts resources and feasibility of 
combining various programs into major cultural center to serve the city and surrounding 
region (1978). 

Contact: Robert W. Parsons, Jr. 

Hyde (Lillia Babbitt) Foundation 

507 Westminster Ave. 

Elizabeth, N J 07208 

(201) 355-2686 and (212) 867-2420 

primarily New York metropolitan area. 

general purposes, including historic preservation. 

91 grants (high: $50,000; low: $1,000) totaling $960,000. 

$10,000 to Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, N.J., for building addition for storage, rehear- 
sal, and offices (1977). 

$10,000 to Society of the Third Street Music School Settlement, N.Y. , to reduce indebted- 
ness on new building (1977). 

$25,000 to Westminster Choir College, Center for Study and Practice in Organ, Princeton, 
N.J., for purchase and installation of mechanical-action organ (1977.) 

Watson (John Jay and Eliza Jane) Foundation 

507 Westminster Ave. 

Elizabeth, NJ 07208 


N.Y. Tele: (212)867-2420 

primarily New York metropolitan area. 

broad purposes; priority to institutions meeting important public needs 

Contact: Robert W. Parsons, Jr. 

1977 Awards: 

59 grants (high: $25,000; low: $1,000) totaling $523,068. 

$10,000 to McCarter Theatre, Princeton, N.J., to replace film projection and sound 
equipment (1977). 

$35,000 to Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, N.J., for building addition, rehearsal space and 
offices (3/79). 




1977 Awards: 



1977 Awards: 



Astor (The Vincent) Foundation 

405 Park Ave. Contact: Linda L. Gillies 

New York, NY 10022 Director 


primarily New York City. 

include support for certain cultural institutions (except programs involving the perform- 
ing arts). 

72 grants (high: $1 million; low: $1,500) totaling $5.1 million. 

$8,400 to Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, New York, toward establishment of 
exhibition space for material relating to cultural development of Queens in Queens 
Borough Hall (12/78). 

$2,490,000 to Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, for construction and installa- 
tion costs of Chinese Garden Court and adjacent gallery (10/78). 

$200,000 to Municipal Art Society of New York, toward construction costs of the Municipal 
Art Society's Urban Center to be established in north wing of Villard Houses in Manhattan 

Contact: Robert ). Murtagh 

Booth Ferris Foundation* 

40 Exchange PI. 
New York, NY 10005 
(212) 269-3850 

none listed. 

primarily for theological seminaries, higher education, hospitals, local social agencies, 
and urban and minorities programs. 

80 grants (high: $100,000; low: $65,000) totaling $3.3 million. 

$37,500 to New York City Opera, N.Y., for purchase and installation of new light board 

$50,000 to Yale University, School of Music, New Haven, Conn., for purchase of the Virgil 
Thomson Library (1978). 

Clark (Robert Sterling) Foundation, Inc. * 

Contact: Margaret C. Ayers 
Executive Director 

100 Wall St. 

9th Fl. 

New York, NY 10005 

(212) 344-4576 

none listed. 

include cultural activities, primarily strengthening institutional management. No building 

1977 Awards: 86 grants (high: $80,000; low: $1,000) totaling $1.6 million. 



1977 Awards: 



1977 Awards: 



1977 Awards: 



1977 Awards: 

$30,000 to Heckscher Museum, Huntington, N.Y., to support architectural work on 
addition to Museum (10/76). 

$50,000 to Forty Second Street Redevelopment Corporation, N.Y., to undertake engineer- 
ing and architectural studies necessary to generate public and private capital (4/79). 

Contact: Richard B. Bessey 
Vice President 

Corning Glass Works Foundation* 

Corning, NY 14830 
(607) 974-8489 

operating locations in northeast and southeast United States. 

include cultural institutions. 

272 grants (high: $67,000; low: $25) totaling $1.5 million, of which approximately 57 were 

$8,500 to National Soaring Museum, Elmira, N.Y., for new building (1978). 

$15,000 to National Trust for Historic Preservation, D.C., for historic landmark building 
restoration (1978). 

Contact: Lawrence L. Hlavacek 
Executive Director 

Ford (Edward E.) Foundation* 

c/o Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company 

600 Fifth Ave. 

New York, NY 10020 

Mailing address: 84 Nassau St. 
Princeton, N.J. 08540 

none listed. 

only support independent secondary institutions. 

56 grants (high: $50,000; low: $2,335) totaling $1.2 million. 

$25,000 to Agnes Irwin School, Rosemont, Penn., toward construction of arts center 


Contact: Howard R. Dressner 

Ford Foundation * 

320 East 43rd St. 
New York, NY 10017 
(212) 573-5000 

none listed. 

include humanities, performing and visual arts, research on the economics and manage- 
ment of the arts. 

1,998 grants (high: $3 million; low: $1,500) totaling $132.3 million. 

$40,000 to Ford Mason Foundation, San Francisco, Calif., for administrative staff salaries 
for project to convert former military base into arts center (9/78). 

$24,900 to New York Interface Development Project, N.Y., for pilot program in Madison 
Square Park to encourage corporations to adopt public parks for physical rehabilitation 
and to provide facilities for the performing arts (3/79). 

$15,000 to Organic Theatre, Chicago, III., toward renovation of abandoned and gutted 
Buckingham Theatre (5/79). 

Gannett (Frank E .) Newspaper Foundation * 

Lincoln Tower Contact: John A. Scott 

Rochester, NY 14604 President 

(716) 244-8957 

corporate operating locations nationwide, excluding the southeastern United States, 

except for Florida. 

356 grants (high: $886,677; low: $100) totaling $5.1 million. 

$12,000 to Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., toward purchase and 
renovation of historic downtown theater (3/79). 

$5,000 to Bellingham Theatre Guild, Bellingham, Wash., toward theater addition (9/78). 

$35,000 to Grand Opera House, Wilmington, Del., toward restoration of performing arts 
center (1978). 

$5,000 to Los Pobres Bilingual Theatre, El Paso, Tex., for equipment (12/78). 

$6,000 to ODODO Theatre Foundation, Tucson, Ariz., for conversion of building for black 
theater group (8/78). 

$7,500 to Richmond Civic Theatre, Richmond, Inc., toward survey to determine feasibility 
of renovating and expanding Norbert Silbiger Theater for dramatic and musical produc- 
tions (1/79). 

$7,000 to Springfield Little Theatre, Springfield, Mo., to enlarge and refurbish lobby of 
historic downtown Theatre as part of total renovation (12/78). 

$15,000 to Mission Mill Museum Association, Salem, Ore., toward acquisition of proper- 
ties in central city and for restoration of old houses and woolen mill buildings (1978). 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 

Gebhard-Gourgaud (Eva) Foundation * 

55 Liberty St. Contact: George B. Cameron 

New York, NY 10005 Secretary 

none listed. 

limited to historic preservation. No grants for building. 

108 grants (high: $10,000; low: $100) totaling $215,350. 

$7,000 to Architectural Heritage Foundation, Boston, Mass., for national consulting and 
management service for revolving funds for preservation and adaptive reuse of old 
structures (1976). 

$11,000 to Historic Windsor, Vt., for interior restoration of Windsor House to adapt it for 
Vermont State Crafts Center, to make it self-sustaining and service as example of adaptive 
reuse of historic structures (1976). 

$5,000 to Sackets Harbor Historical Society, N.Y., to restore key historic buildings in effort 
to revitalize the village and encourage other restorations (1976). 

Contact: William T. Wachenfeld 

Hayden (Charles) Foundation 

One Bankers Trust Plaza 
130 Liberty St. 
New York, NY 10006 
(212) 938-0790 

primarily New York and Boston metropolitan areas. 

for physical facilities and equipment for youth organizations. 

103 grants (high: $122,000; low: $220) totaling $2.7 million. 

$6,000 to Bronx River Restoration, Bronx, N.Y., toward cost of equipment and materials to 
complete renovation of Environmental Arts Centre (6/79). 

$75,000 to Long Island University, Greenvale, N.Y., toward construction of Concert 
Theater (5/79). 

$12,000 to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass., toward capital needs of Department of 
Public Education (4/79). 

$25,000 to Peabody Museum of Salem, Salem, Mass., toward improvement of climate 
control system (11/78). 

Kaplan (J.M .) Fund, Inc. 

Contact: Mrs. )oan K. Davidson 

Two E. 34th St. 
New York, NY 10016 
(212) 532-3900 

generally New York City. 

support for historical preservation, although generally no grants for building funds. 

122 grants (high: $126,750; low: $100) totaling $1.2 million. 




1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 

$6,900 to Community Environments, N.Y., for architectural feasibility study to renovate 
RKO Coliseum theater building for use as combined commercial-cultural center to re- 
vitalize Washington Heights-lnwood community (1978). 

$5,000 to Saint Mark's in The Bowery, N.Y., for restoration of landmark building after fire 
damage (1978). 

$10,000 to National Maritime Historical Society, Brooklyn, N.Y., for efforts to enhance East 
River waterfront for public use (1978). 

Contact: W. G. McHenry 

L.A.W. Fund, Inc.* 

High Winds 

Mt. Kisco, NY 10549 

Additional office: c/o W. B. McHenry 
200 Park Ave., 32nd Fl. 
New York, NY 10017 
(212) 972-6070 

none listed, although funds largely committed. 

preserving and maintaining places of beauty including buildings of historical interest, art 
museums; grants for music and performing arts. 

101 grants (high : $900,000; low: $125) totaling $3.0 million. 

$150,000 to American Museum of Natural History, N.Y., for construction (1977). 

$900,000 to Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y., for construction (1977). 

McDonald (J. M.) Foundation, Inc.* 

2057 East River Rd. Contact: Reed L. Mcjunkin 

Cortland, NY 13045 Secretary 

(607) 756-9283 

none listed. 

religious, educational, and social purposes. 

41 grants (high: $125,000; low: $5,000) totaling $790,000. 

$10,000 to Shorter College, Rome, Ga., for music room in fine arts building (1978). 

Merrill (Charles E.)Trust* 

Contact: David A. Thomas 

P.O. Box 488 
Ithaca, NY 14850 
(607) 256-5037 

none listed. 

include cultural programs, music, and the performing arts. 

266 grants (high: $250,000; low: $800) totaling $5.8 million. 

$25,000 to Church of the Ascension, N.Y., for music program and to repair exterior of 
church (1977). 

$15,000 to Oklahoma Christian College, Oklahoma City, Okla., to construct fine arts 
center (1977). 



Burlington Industries Foundation* 

1977 Awards: 



1977 Awards: 

Contact: Charles A. McLendon 
Executive Director 

P.O. Box 21207 

3330 West Friendly Ave. 

Greensboron, NC 27420 


corporate operating locations, principally in the southeast. 

educational, charitable, cultural, and similar causes. 

44 grants totaling $1.3 million. 

$12,500 to Carolina Theatre Fund, Durham, N.C., toward purchase of theater (1/77). 

$20,000 to Parsons School of Design, N.Y., for building fund (9/77). 

Reynolds (Z. Smith) Foundation, Inc. 

1225 Wachovia Building Contact: Thomas W. Lambeth 

Winston-Salem, NC 27101 Executive Director 

(919) 725-7541 

North Carolina. 

general charitable purposes; primarily schools, colleges, hospitals, public health, 
libraries, and recreation. 

76 grants (high: $3.3 million; low: $1,068) totaling $5.1 million. 

$32,000 to Arts Council of Winston-Salem, N.C., for purchase of new lighting system for 
Community Theatre (5/77). 

$5,000 to Four Oaks Public Library, N.C., toward construction of library building (12/76). 

$5,000 to City of Rockingham, N.C., for renovation of community theater (5/77). 




1977 Awards: 

Battelle Memorial Institute Foundation 

€ity National Bank Building Contact: James I. Luck 

Suite 605, 100 East Broad St. Executive Director 

Columbus, OH 43215 

limited to Franklin and contiguous counties in Ohio. 

most grants for special purposes; priorities include the arts (about 25% of giving is for the 
arts) and capital grants. 

25 grants (high: $2.0 million; low: $1,200) totaling $6.6 million. 

$285,000 to Players Theater, Columbus, for renovation and expansion (1978). 

$741,758 to Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts for renovation, garden park, and outdoor 
sculpture gallery (1977). 

$500,000 to Columbus Association for the Performing Arts to assist with restoration of 
Ohio Theatre (1976). 

$250,000 to Columbus Association for the Performing Arts for expansion of Ohio Theatre 
stage (1978). 


1977 Awards: 



1977 Awards: 



1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 

Bingham (William) Foundation 

1185 Union Commerce Bldg. Contact: Benjamin Gale 

Cleveland, OH 44115 President 


primarily local. 

include arts programs. 

12 grants (high: $75,000; low: $4,000) totaling $374,677. 

$50,000 to Fairmont Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Cleveland Heights, toward 
purchase of building (6/79). 

$5,000 to Playhouse Square Foundation, Cleveland, for renovation and operation of 
theater complex (11/78). 

Contact: Homer C. Wadsworth 

Cleveland Foundation, The 

700 National City Bank Building 
Cleveland, OH 44114 

limited to the Greater Cleveland area unless otherwise specified by donor. 

assist public charitable or educational institutions; no grants for capital or building funds, 
unless otherwise specified by donor. 

450 grants (high: $200,000; low: $1,000) totaling $9.6 million. 

$16,250 to Cleveland Health Museum and Education Center to complete construction of 
four Theatres of Social Concern (5/76). 

$50,000 to Cleveland Playhouse for architectural designs for new theater and clubhouse 


$20,000 to Playhouse Square Foundation, Cleveland, to complete architectural concept 
for redevelopment of square (6/77). 

Contact: Joseph C. Imberman 
Executive Director 

Columbus Foundation 

17 So. High St., Suite 707 
Columbus, OH 43215 

Franklin County, Ohio. 

include support to strengthen existing services or initiate new programs in the arts and 

622 grants (high: $75,000; low: $25) totaling $2.3 million. 

$7,500 to Paul Lawrence Dunbar Afro-American Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, to study 
feasibility of renovating Lincoln Theatre, historically significant in minority community, 
for use as cultural arts center (2/79). 

$25,000 to Players Theatre of Columbus to renovate and expand facility (11/78). 

Contact: G. E. Turnham 
Corporate Support Administrator 

Eaton Charitable Fund * 

c/o G. E. Turnham 
100 Erieview Plaza 
Cleveland, OH 44114 
(216) 523-5000 

corporate operating locations nationwide. 

including community funds and building programs. 

152 grants (high : $85,000; low: $100) totaling $1 .1 million. 

$10,000 two-year grant to Capital Community Arts Center in Bowling Green, Ky., for 
restoring a theater (1979). 

$2,030 three-year grant to Cleveland Zoological Society for construction of a room in the 
new primate building (1978). 


1977 Awards: 



1977 Awards: 

Contact: James S. Lipscomb 
Executive Director 

Gund (George) Foundation 

One Erieview Plaza 
Cleveland, OH 44114 

primarily Ohio. 

include educational and social programs; generally, no grants for building programs. 

142 grants (high : $3,000,000; low: $300) totaling $3.8 million. 

$25,000 to Fairmount Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, Novelty, toward 
purchase of building it now occupies (3/79). 

$75,600 to Cleveland Playhouse toward schematic plans for new Playhouse complex to be 
designed by Philip Johnson (3/79). 

$40,000 to Lorain County Community College, Elyria, toward construction of Humanities- 
Fine Arts Center (10/78). 

$20,000 to Playhouse Square Foundation, Cleveland, for predevelopment planning work 
to restore old theater complex in downtown area (10/78). 

Contact: C. C. Gibson 

Knight Foundation * 

One Cascade Plaza 
Akron, OH 44308 

prefer projects originating in Ohio, Michigan, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, North 
Carolina, and Kentucky, and in original Knight newspaper cities. 

primarily education, arts, and culture. 

91 grants (high: $195,000; low: $1,000) totaling $1.2 million. 

$10,000 to the Children's Zoo, Akron, Ohio, to rebuild walkway (1975). 



1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 

Mabee(J.E. and L.E.) Foundation, Inc.* 

Contact: C. D. Forrest 

2535 First Place 
Tulsa, OK 74103 
(918) 584-4286 

primarily Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, and New Mexico. 

primarily education and research. 

60 grants (high: $1 million; low: $150) totaling $8.3 million. 

$75,000 to Saint Gregory's College, Shawnee, Okla., for construction of museum and art 
gallery (1977). 

Oklahoma City Community Foundation, Inc. 

1300 North Broadway 
Oklahoma City, OK 73103 
(405) 235-5621 

greater Oklahoma City. 

include cultural organizations. 

53 grants (high : $978,450; low: $100) totaling $1.1 million. 

Contact: Lois Fagin 
Executive Director 

Examples: $5,000 to National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, for art storage facility. 

$978,450 to Oklahoma Center for Science and Arts for construction costs. 



1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 

Autzen Foundation, The 

P.O. Box 3709 
Portland, OR 97208 
(503) 226-6051 


include conservation, art, and the performing arts. 

110 grants (high: $32,700; low: $25) totaling $184,625. 

$20,000 to Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria, for building (1976) 

Contact: John B. Taylor 

Contact: C. Herbert Smith 
Administrative Vice President 

Collins Foundation, The 

909 Terminal Sales Bldg. 
Portland, OR 97205 
(503) 227-1219 

Oregon, especially Portland area. 

include building funds and the arts. 

89 grants (high: $200,000; low: $500) totaling $906,970. 

$6,400 to Audubon Society of Portland for budget support and to rehabilitate house 


$10,000 to Portland Art Museum for conservation lab (1976). 

Contact: Stephen W. Miller 
Trust Officer 

Jackson Foundation 

P.O. Box 3168 
Portland, OR 97208 
(503) 225-6592 


largely for education, including cultural programs. 

56 grants (high : $60,000; low: $600) totaling $340,600. 

$25,000 to Oregon High Desert Museum, Portland, for capital support (3/79). 

$25,000 to Oregon State University, Corvallis, for cultural and conference center (3/79). 



1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 



1977 Awards: 



1977 Awards: 



Contact: Charles F. Griswold 

Alcoa Foundation * 

1501 Alcoa Bldg. 
Pittsburgh, PA 15668 
(412) 553-4696 

corporate operating locations. 

normally provide general operating support. 

1,500 grants (high: $100,000; low: $100) totaling $6.0 million. 

$15,000 three-year grant to Knoxville Heritage Foundation for the restoration of the Lamar 
House Bijou Theater (1979). 

Contact: Ms. Marian Metro 
Administrative Officer 

Allegheny Foundation 

P.O. Box 268 
Pittsburgh, PA 15230 

primarily local giving. 

include organizations concerned with art and historic preservation. 

41 grants (high: $1.2 million; low: $1,000) totaling $2.9 million. 

$119,625 to Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation for trolley and train acquisition 
and restoration fund (1977). 

$35,000 to Ligonier Valley Historical Society for construction of two log buildings at 
Compass Inn (1977). 

$10,000 to Marionette Theatre Arts Council, Pittsburgh, for capital improvements (1977). 

Benedum (Claude Worthing ton) Foundation 

Contact: Betty Gardner Bailey 

223 Fourth Ave. 
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 
(412) 288-0360 

primarily in regional arts of Pittsburgh, southwestern Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. 

for projects aimed at enhancing educational and cultural opportunities of West Virginia 

65 grants (high: $400,000; low: $1,000) totaling $4.2 million. 

$5,000 to Actors Guild of Parkersburg, Parkersburg, W.V., to equip scene shop (1978). 

$5,000 to Pittsburgh Foundation, Pittsburgh, Pa., for market survey and facilities study on 
Pittsburgh Public Theater (1978). 

$25,000 to West Virginia Department of Culture and History, Charleston, W.V., for mobile 
art gallery (1978). 

Contact: E. E. Sheldon 
Executive Director 

Gulf Oil Foundation of Delaware * 

P.O. Box 1166 
Pittsburgh, PA 15230 
(412) 263-5191 

corporate operating locations, such as Pittsburgh, Penn., and Houston, Tex. 

include some support for cultural programs; cultural activities included in matching gift 

871 grants (high: $294,643; low: $40) totaling $4.2 million. 

Heinz (Howard) Endowment 

301 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1417 
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 

limited to Pennsylvania, primarily Pittsburgh. 

include cultural programs. 

Contact: Alfred W. Wishart, Jr. 
Executive Director 

1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 

58 grants (high: $244,000; low: $1,500) totaling $2.0 million. 

$15,000 to Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation for historical restoration of 
Natrona Pennsalt Housing District (5/7/79). 

$55,067 to Pittsburgh Symphony Society for renovations and improvements to sound 
system at Heinz Hall (11/10/78). 

Contact: Ronald W. Wertz 
Executive Director 

Hillman Foundation, Inc., The 

2000 Grant Bldg. 
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 
(412) 566-1480 

Pittsburgh and southwestern Pennsylvania. 

emphasis on education and community welfare and development. 

57 grants (high: $100,000; low: $1,000) totaling $855,100. 

$5,000 to American Wind Symphony Orchestra of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, 
toward construction of additional living quarters on floating arts barge, Point 
Counterpoint (3/78). 

$6,000 to Pittsburgh Architects Workshop toward cost of creatively adapting conventional 
playground equipment for use by middle-range handicapped children (3/78). 

Koppers Company Foundation * 

Koppers Building 
436 Seventh Ave. 
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 

(412) 227-2755 

corporate operating locations nationwide. 

general purposes. 

250 grants (high: $115,000; low: $500) totaling $983,000. 

$4,000 to Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland, for building fund (1976). 

Contact: Joanne Riedl 

Contact: George H. Taber 
Vice President 

Mellon (Richard King) Foundation 

525 William Penn PI. 
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 
(412) 392-2800 

Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania. 

conservation, education, medicine, and historic preservation. 

55 grants (high: $500,000; low: $15,000) totaling $7.7 million. 

$50,000 to Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, for capital support 


$75,000 to Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation toward restoration of Phipps 
Conservatory (1976). 

Contact: Miss Evelyn V. Andrews 
Vice-President for Operations 

Penn (William) Foundation 

920 Suburban Station Bldg. 
1617 John F. Kennedy Blvd. 
Philadelphia, PA 19103 
(215) 568-2870 

primarily Philadelphia area. 

include cultural projects. 

216 grants (high : $539,026; low: $100) totaling $5.9 million. 

$25,000 to People's Light and Theatre Company, Chester Springs, Pa. , toward purchase of 

property for new theatre (9/7/78). 

$7,212 to University of Pennsylvania, Museum Applied Science Center for Archaeology, 

Philadelphia, Pa., to modernize Center's laboratory (5/25/79). 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 

Contact: Robert I. Smith 

Pew Memorial Trust* 

c/o The Glenmede Trust Company 
1529 Walnut St. 
Philadelphia, PA 19102 
(215) 665-1970 

none listed. 

include cultural programs. 

350 grants (high: $6 million; low: $2,000) totaling $28.8 million. 

$50,000 to New School of Music, Philadelphia, Pa., for building improvements and 
renovations (1978). 

$125,000 to Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, for renovation and improvement 
of music facilities (1978). 

$300,000 to Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa., for restoration work 
and furnishings (1978). 

$25,000 to People's Light and Theatre Company, Chester Springs, Pa., toward purchase of 
new theater facility (1978). 

Pittsburgh Foundation 

Contact: Alfred W. Wishart, Jr. 

301 Fifth Ave., Suite 1417 
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 

largely for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. 

include cultural projects. 

598 grants (high: $52,666; low: $10) totaling $1.1 million. 

$36,414 to Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pa., for classroom equipment for Carnegie 
Museum of Natural History, educational journal, and for audiovisual equipment for 
Museum of Art (12/11/78). 

$10,000 to Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, Pittsburgh, Pa., for historical 
restoration of Natrona Pennsalt Housing District (12/11/78). 

$10,000 to Pittsburgh Plan for Art for renovation of new facility (12/76). 

Contact: Richard M. Larry 
Executive Vice President 

Scaife (Sarah) Foundation, Inc. 

1114 Oliver Bldg. 
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 

generally limited to Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania. 

include the fine arts. 

75 grants (high: $725,000; low: $1,800) totaling $4.6 million. 

$50,000 to Infantry Museum Association, Columbus, Ga., for construction of National 
Infantry Museum (1976). 

Contact: Nolan P. Benner 
Executive Director 

Trexler Foundation 

1227 Hamilton St. 
P.O. Box 303 
Allentown, PA 18105 

Allentown and Lehigh County in Pennsylvania. 

include charitable organizations. 

52 grants (high: $310,931; low: $500) totaling $945,192. 

$10,000 to Allentown Symphony Association, Allentown, Pa., toward improvements to 
Symphony Hall (7/20/78). 

$50,000 to Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pa. , toward new Center for the Arts (7/20/78). 


1977 Awards: 

United States Steel Foundation , Inc . • 

600 Grant St., Rm. 2068 
Pittsburgh, PA 15230 
(412) 433-5238 

none listed. 

include education, research, cultural activities. 

480 grants (high: $745,000; low: $50) totaling $5.5 million. 

$100,000 to Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pa., for capital support (1977). 

$25,000 to Pierpont Morgan Library, N.Y., for capital support (1977). 

Contact: James T. Hosey 
Executive Director 



1977 Awards: 

Rhode Island Foundation 

15 Westminster St. Contact: John E. Marshall, III 

Providence, Rl 02903 Executive Director 


Rhode Island. 

education, youth, health programs. 

157 grants (high: $31,000; low: $100) totaling $1.0 million. 

$25,000 to Ocean State Performing Arts Center, Providence, to renovate former Lowe's 
State Theater (11/78). 

$5,000 to Trinity Personna Company, Providence, for studio renovation for Acting Con- 
servatory (11/78). 

$5,286 to Warwick Museum, a history museum, for renovation and security system (4/78). 



1977 Awards: 

Self Foundation, The 

Drawer 1017 Contact: Frank J. Wideman, Jr. 

Greenwood, SC 29646 Executive Director 

(803) 229-2571 

South Carolina. 

include cultural programs. 

43 grants (high: $30,000; low: $1,000) totaling $621,135. 

$10,000 to Columbia College, S.C., toward construction of music-arts center. 

$25,000 to Lander College, Greenwood, S.C., for archeological-historical survey of 

Greenwood County (1977). 



1977 Awards: 



1977 Awards: 

Contact: William A. Walter 
Executive Director 

Benwood Foundation, Inc. 

1600 American National Bank Bldg. 
Chattanooga, TN 37402 


include cultural programs, the performing arts, building and specific programs. 

95 grants (high: $200,000; low: $100) totaling $2.3 million. 

$100,000 to Downtown Redevelopment Project for general repair and improvement work 
for the downtown area of Chattanooga (1976). 

Contact: Cranston B. Pearce 

Tonya Memorial Foundation 

1033 Volunteer Bldg. 
Chattanooga, TN 37402 
(615) 756-6600 

Chattanooga metropolitan area. 

grants for construction of buildings and other capital items; emphasis on higher and 
secondary education, hospitals, community funds, and Christian organizations. 

13 grants (high : $885,306; low $100) totaling $1 .5 million. 



1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 

Brown Foundation, Inc. 

2118 Welch Ave. Contact: Merritt A. Warner 

Houston, TX 77019 Treasurer 

(713) 523-6867 

primarily local. 

include museums, performing arts, and conservation. 

127 grants (high: $1.6 million; low: $50) totaling $7.3 million. 

$45,000 to Frederick Douglass Institute of Negro Arts and History, Museum of African 
Arts, Washington, D.C., for purchase of building (1978). 

$25,000 to Galveston County Cultural Arts Council, Galveston, to restore 1894 Grand 
Opera House and Hotel (1978). 

Carter (AmonG.) Foundation 

P.O. Box 1036 

Fort Worth, TX 76101 


primarily local. 

include the arts. 

111 grants (high: $889,897; low: $30) totaling $3.9 million. 

$5,000 to Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for building fund (1977). 

Contact: Katrine Deakins 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 

Fikes (Leland) Foundation, Inc. 

3200 Republic National Bank Tower 
Dallas, TX 75201 


primarily local. 

include cultural programs. 

106 grants (high: $515,000; low: $156) totaling $2.9 million. 

$23,150 to Dallas Ballet to purchase lighting system (1978). 

Houston Endowment, Inc. 

P.O. Box 52338 
Houston, TX 77052 


include cultural programs. 

266 grants (high: $1 million; low: $500) totaling $12.6 million. 

$155,000 to Houston Symphony Society for maintenance funds and rehabilitation of 
facilities (1978). 

$600,000 to Museum of Medical Science, Houston, toward purchase of museum site 

Contact: Marshall F. Wells 
Grants Coordinator 

Moody Foundation 

Contact: Robert E. Baker 
Executive Administrator 

704 Moody National Bank Bldg. 
Galveston, TX 77550 
(713) 763-5333 


primarily religious and health activities. 

61 grants (high : $1 .8 million; low: $337) totaling $3.6 million. 

$5,000 to Marfa-Presidio County Museum Association, Marfa, Tex., toward purchase and 
conversion into museum of the Tyler House (7/10/78). 

$25,000 to Paramount Theatre for the Performing Arts, Austin, Tex., to restore auditorium 
of Theatre for use as facility for the performing arts (10/24/78). 

$375,000 to San Antonio Museum Association, San Antonio, Tex., toward purchase of four 
historic buildings to be developed as part of San Antonio Museum of Arts Complex 

Contact: Valleau Wilkie, Jr. 
Executive Vice-President 

Richardson (Sid W.) Foundation 

2103 Fort Worth National Bank Bldg. 
Fort Worth, TX 76102 

primarily Texas. 

include the arts and historic preservation. 

102 grants (high: $250,000; low: $500) totaling $4.3 million. 

$8,045 to Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association to purchase equipment (1978) 

$8,000 to Symphony Square, Austin, for restoration of facilities (1978). 




1977 Awards: 

Windham Foundation, Inc., The 

P.O. Box 68 
Grafton, VT 05146 

Vermont, and especially Windham County. 

include historic preservation, particularly preservation and restoration of properties in 
rural areas; no grants for building funds. 

70 grants (high: $199,980; low: $50) totaling $441 ,817. 

$34,010 to Grafton Restoration, Vermont, for public road repair, town road restoration, 
and other rehabilitation projects (1978). 



1977 Awards: 

Cheney (Ben B.) Foundation 


1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 

Contact: Elgin E. Olrogg 
Executive Director 

One Washington Plaza, Suite 1550 
Tacoma, WA 98402 
(206) 572-2442 

Washington and Oregon. 

include cultural programs. 

57 grants (high: $48,000; low: $500) totaling $526,071. 

$10,000 to Cornish Institute of Allied Arts, Seattle, Wash., for music studio (10/78). 

$5,000 to Peter Britt Music and Arts Festival, Jacksonville, Ore., for all-purpose outdoor 
pavilion (6/76). 

$30,000 to Washington State Historical Society, Tacoma, Wash., for enclosure of 
Museum's first floor (12/76). 

Contact: Sam C. Smith 
Executive Director 

Murdock (M.J.) Charitable Trust* 

P.O. Box 1596 
Vancouver, WA 98663 
(206) 694-8415 

primarily limited to Pacific Northwest. 

general purposes but no grants for building funds. 

88 grants (high: $750,000; low: $300) totaling $4.1 million. 

$6,725 to Gallery Players of Oregon, McMinnville, Ore., for theatrical equipment (1977). 

Contact: Ben E. Bowling 
Executive Vice-President 

Seattle Foundation 

Joshua Green Bldg., Rm. 520 
Seattle, WA 98101 
(206) 622-2294 

Washington, with preference to greater Seattle area. 

include cultural institutions. 

109 grants (high: $50,100; low: $100) totaling $511,029. 

$15,000 to Seattle Opera Association toward renovation and expansion of warehouse for 
storage, preparation, and rental of sets and props (9/78). $8,000 for the building fund 

$5,000 to Capital Area Association for the Performing Arts, Olympia, toward construction 
of new performing arts center (6/77). 

$5,000 to Contemporary Theater, Seattle, for building improvements (12/76). 

$5,000 to Creative Arts League, Kirkland, toward renovation of Peter Kirk Building, cultural 
center, and theater (6/77). 



1977 Awards: 


1977 Awards: 



1977 Awards: 

Cudahy (Patrick and Anna M .) Fund 

161 W. Wisconsin Ave. Contact: Richard W. Yeo 

Milwaukee, Wl 53203 Administrator 

(414) 765-0350 

primarily local giving. 

include the performing arts. 

76 grants (high: $102,500; low: $100) totaling $543,000. 

$5,000 to Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg, for educational building and conservation 
project (1976). 

Contact: David M. G. Huntington 
Executive Director 

Milwaukee Foundation 

161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 5146 
Milwaukee, Wl 53202 
(414) 272-5805 

greater Milwaukee area. 

include cultural projects. 

123 grants (high : $164,000; low: $103) totaling $1 .1 million. 

$5,000 to Bookfellows of Milwaukee toward renovation of Milwaukee Public Library's 
theater-lecture hall to be designated Centennial Hall (4/78). 

$15,000 to Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Milwaukee, for building renovation (1977). 

Stiemke (Walter and Olive) Foundation 

Contact: David M. C. Huntington 

161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 5146 
Milwaukee, Wl 53202 
(414) 272-5805 

Wisconsin, primarily the greater Milwaukee area. 

limited to capital projects in several specific fields including cultural activities in 

19 grants (high: $34,000; low: $5,000) totaling $242,9%. 

$8,975 to Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra to purchase office equipment (4/25/79). 

$6,200 to Skylight Comic Opera, Milwaukee, for roof repairs to theater building (7/11/79). 

$7,500 to Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Milwaukee, for roof repairs on main building 


List of Foundations by Name 

(star indicates national or regional foundations) 
Abell, (The A.S.) Company Foundation, 48 
Ahmanson Foundation, 1 
Alcoa Foundation*, 1 05 
Allegheny Foundation, 1 06 
American Can Company Foundation*, 1 8 
Astor (The Vincent) Foundation, 78 
Atherton Family Foundation, 30 
Atlantic Richfield Foundation*, 2 
Autzen Foundation, The, 1 02 

BankAmerica Foundation, 3 

Battelle Memorial Institute Foundation, 93 

Bean (Norwin S. and Elizabeth N.) 

Foundation, 74 
Benedum (Claude Worthington) 

Foundation, 1 07 
Benwood Foundation, Inc., 121 
Bersted Foundation, 33 
Bingham (William) Foundation, 94 
Boettcher Foundation, 14 
Booth Ferris Foundation*, 79 
Bremer (Otto) Foundation*, 59 
Brown Foundation, Inc., 1 23 
Burlington Industries Foundation*, 91 
Burlington Northern Foundation*, 60 
Bush (Edyth) Charitable Foundation, Inc., 25 
Bush Foundation*, 61 

Cabot Corporation Foundation, Inc.*, 49 

Callaway Foundation, 28 

Campbell (John Bulow) Foundation*, 29 

Carter (AmonG.) Foundation, 124 

Cheney (Ben B.) Foundation, 1 30 

Chicago Community Trust, The, 34 

Clark (Robert Sterling) Foundation, Inc.*, 80 

Cleveland Foundation, The, 95 

Collins Foundation, The, 1 03 

Columbus Foundation, 96 

Conn Memorial Foundation, Inc., 26 

Container Corporation of America 

Foundation*, 35 
Continental Bank Foundation, 36 

Cooper Foundation*, 73 
Coors (Adolph) Foundation, 1 5 
Corning Glass Works Foundation*, 81 
Cowden (Loyetta M.) Foundation, 71 
Cowell (S.H.) Foundation, 4 
Cudahy (Patrick and Anna M.) Fund, 1 33 
Cummins Engine Foundation*, 44 
Davis (Edwin W. and Catherine M.) 

Foundation*, 62 
Davis (The Arthur Vining) Foundations*, 27 
Dayton Hudson Foundation*, 63 
Dodge (Geraldine R.) Foundation, 75 
Driscoll Foundation*, 64 

Eaton Charitable Fund*, 97 
El Pomar Foundation, 1 6 

Fairchild (Sherman) Foundation*, 1 9 

Field Foundation of Illinois, Inc., The, 37 

Fikes (Leland) Foundation, Inc., 1 25 

First Minneapolis Foundation, 65 

First National Bank of Chicago Foundation, 38 

Folger Fund*, 23 

Ford (Edward E.) Foundation*, 82 

Ford Foundation*, 83 

Gannett (Frank E.) Newspaper 

Foundation*, 84 
Gates Foundation, 1 7 
Gebhard-Gourgaud (Eva) Foundation*, 85 
General Mills Foundation*, 66 
General Motors Foundation*, 55 
Gerbode (William Alexander) Foundation, 5 
Grand Rapids Foundation, 56 
Gulf Oil Foundation of Delaware*, 1 08 
Gund (George) Foundation, 98 

Haas (Evelyn and Walter), Jr. Fund, 6 
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, 20 
Hayden (Charles) Foundation, 86 
Heinz (Howard) Endowment, 1 09 
Hewlett (The William and Flora) Foundation*, 7 
Hillman Foundation, Inc., The, 110 
Honeywell Fund*, 67 

Houston Endowment, Inc., 1 26 
Howard and Bush Foundation, Inc., 21 
Hyams (Godfrey M.) Trust, 50 
Hyde (Lillia Babbitt) Foundation, 76 

Indianapolis Foundation, The, 45 

Inland Steel-Ryerson Foundation, Inc.*, 39 

Irvine (The James) Foundation, 8 

Jackson Foundation, 1 04 
Joyce Foundation, The*, 40 

Kalamazoo Foundation, 57 

Kaplan (J.M.) Fund, Inc., 87 

Kemper (Enid and Crosby) Foundation, 72 

Kinney-Lindstrom Foundation, Inc., 47 

Knight Foundation*, 99 

Koppers Company Foundation*, 111 

Krannert Charitable Trust, 46 

Kresge Foundation, The*, 58 

L.A.W. Fund, Inc.*, 88 

Mabee (J.E. and L.E.) Foundation, Inc.*, 1 00 

McDonald (J.M.) Foundation, Inc.*, 89 

Mclnerny Foundation, 31 

McKnight Foundation, 68 

Mellon (Richard King) Foundation, 112 

Merrill (Charles E.) Trust*, 90 

Meyer (Eugene and Agnes E.) Foundation, 24 

Milwaukee Foundation, 1 34 

Moody Foundation, 127 

Murdock (M.J.) Charitable Trust*, 131 

New Haven Foundation, 22 
Northwest Area Foundation*, 69 

Oklahoma City Community Foundation, 
Inc., 101 

Packard (The David and Lucile) Foundation, 9 

Penn (William) Foundation, 113 
Permanent Charity Fund, Inc., Committee of 

the, 51 
Pew Memorial Trust*, 114 
Pittsburgh Foundation, 115 

Quaker Oats Foundation, The*, 41 

Regenstein (Joseph and Helen) 

Foundation, 42 
Reynolds (Z. Smith) Foundation, Inc., 92 
Rhode Island Foundation, 119 
Richardson (Sid W.) Foundation, 1 28 
Riley (Mabel Louise) Trust, 52 

Saint Paul Foundation, 70 
Santa Barbara Foundation, 1 
Scaife (Sarah) Foundation, Inc., 116 
Schrafft (William E.) and Bertha E. Schrafft 

Charitable Trust, 53 
Seattle Foundation, 132 
Self Foundation, The, 1 20 
Steele (Harry G.) Foundation, 1 1 
Stevens (The Abbott and Dorothy H.) 

Foundation, 54 
Stiemke (Walter and Olive) Foundation, 1 35 
Strauss (Levi) Foundation*, 1 2 

Tonya Memorial Foundation, 1 22 
Trexler Foundation, 117 

United States Steel Foundation*, 118 

Watson (John Jay and Eliza Jane) 

Foundation, 77 
Wilcox (G.N.) Trust, 32 
Windham Foundation, Inc., The, 1 29 
Woods Charitable Fund, Inc., 43 

Zellerbach Family Fund, 1 3 

Bibliography for Private Funding Sources Information 

American Institute of Architects Foundation, Inc. and National Endowment for the Arts. Funding 
Sources in Architecture, Planning and Design, 1978. (Available from: American Institute of 
Architects, 1735 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006.) 

Council on Foundations. Foundation News. Washington, D.C: Council on Foundations, bi- 
monthly magazine containing the foundation grants index, and reprints such as "The Persua- 
sive Proposal: An Aid to Grantseekers." (Available from: The Council on Foundations, 1828 L 
Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036.) 

Educational Facilities Laboratories and the National Endowment for the Arts. Technical Assistance 
for Arts Facilities: A Sourcebook, 1977. (Available from : EFL, 850 Third Avenue, New York, NY 

Lewis, Marianna O., ed. The Foundation Directory, Edition 7. New York, N.Y.: The Foundation 
Center, 1979, published biennially. (Available from: Columbia University Press, 136 S. Broad- 
way, Irvington, NY 10533 and for reference at Foundation Center Reference Collections 

Margolin, Judith B. About Foundations: How to Find the Facts You Need to Get a Grant. Rev. 2d. ed. 
New York, N.Y.: The Foundation Center, 1977. (Available from The Foundation Center, 888 
Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019.) 

McCallum, Tara, ed. Taft Corporate Foundation Directory. Taft Corporation: Washington, D.C, 
1979. (Available from : Taft Products, 1000 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005.) 

Noe, Lee, ed. The Foundation Grants Index, Edition 7. New York, N.Y.: The Foundation Center, 
1979. (Available from: Columbia University Press, 136 S. Broadway, Irvington, NY 10533 and for 
reference at Foundation Center Reference Collections nationwide.) 

Wagner, Susan, ed. A Guide to Corporate Giving in the Arts. New York, N.Y.: American Council for 
the Arts, 1978. (Available from: ACA, 570 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10018.) 

II: Federal Sources of Support for Cultural Facilities 


This section contains descriptions of 21 major federal programs providing funds for culturally- 
related capital projects. Much of the information contained in these descriptions was excerpted 
from Cultural Directory II: Federal Funds and Services for the Arts and Humanities , produced by the 
Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities and published by the Smithsonian Institution 
Press in 1980. Cultural Directory //describes more than 60 programs with the potential of providing 
funds or technical assistance to support all needs of cultural facilities from planning to 
construction to programming — only the major sources of financial support for capital projects 
have been included in this publication. 

For the purposes of this guide, "capital projects" are defined to include bricks-and-mortar 
construction, renovation, and improvements projects, land or building acquisition, the adaptive 
use or rehabilitation of historic structures, planning and feasibility studies for cultural facilities, and 
the purchase of special major permanent equipment. "Cultural facilities" include performing arts 
and cultural centers, museums, libraries, studios and galleries, theaters, and historic buildings 
used for cultural purposes. 

The 21 programs administered by 10 federal and quasi-federal agencies described in this guide 
are arranged alphabetically by agency. A subject index at the end of the section refers to entry 
numbers, not page numbers. Cross reference citations to Cultural Directory II and the Office of 
Management and Budget's Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance are given when available. 

Cultural Directory II may be purchased from the Smithsonian Institution Press for $7.75 (quantity 
discounts available) at the address listed in the Bibliography at the end of the section. It should be 
noted that Cultural Directory II is copyrighted by the Smithsonian Institution and any request for 
permission to reproduce that material should be addressed to the Smithsonian Institution Press. 
We gratefully acknowledge the Smithsonian's permission to use Cultural Directory II material in 
this guide. 

Programs by Agency 

Department off Commerce 

1 EDA Business Development Loans 

2 EDA Planning Assistance 

3 EDA Public Works Program 

4 EDA Technical Assistance Grants 

5 Public Telecommunications Program 

6 Regional Commissions 

Department off Energy 

7 Appropriate Technology Small Grants Program 

8 Schools, Hospitals, and Other Local Government 
Buildings Grant Program 

Department off Health, Education, and Welfare 

9 Surplus Real Property Transfers 

Department off Housing and Urban Development 

10 Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) 

11 Comprehensive Planning Assistance ("701") 

12 Urban Development Action Grants (UDAG) 

Department off the Interior 

13 HCRS Grants-in-Aid for Historic Preservation 

14 HCRS Urban Park and Recreation Program 

Department off Transportation 

15 Design, Art, and Architecture in Transportation Program 

Department off the Treasury 

16 General Revenue Sharing 

National Endowment for the Arts 

17 Challenge Grant Program 

18 Design Arts Program: Design Demonstration 

National Endowment for the Humanities 

19 Challenge Grant Program 

National Trust for Historic Preservation 

20 Historic Preservation Funds 

21 Maritime Preservation Funds 



EDA Business Development Loans 

For Whom: 






Loans and loan guarantees to individuals, public or private corporations, and Indian tribes 
in areas designated as eligible for assistance. 

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) makes direct loans and guarantees 
private bank loans to encourage existing industries to expand and new firms to locate and 
create jobs in areas of high unemployment. Direct loans may reach 65 percent of the cost 
of fixed assets (land acquisition, building plant construction, and machinery and equip- 
ment, including land preparation and building rehabilitation) and 85 percent of working 
capital needs for short periods of time. EDA may guarantee 90 percent of the unpaid 
balance of private bank loans for fixed assets and working capital. This assistance may be 
used for projects to preserve historic buildings and to revitalize historic tourist areas 
which offer the potential for creating permanent year-round jobs. 

The 1978 appropriation for this program was $122 million. A $3.7 million loan was made to 
new owners for the restoration of the historic Bellevue-Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia. A 
guarantee of a $10 million loan was made to reopen the historic Peabody Hotel in 
Memphis, and the guarantee of another $6 million loan was approved to restore the 
Seelbach Hotel in Louisville, Ky., as a tourist center. 

At press time (January, 1980), Congress was considering legislation which would signifi- 
cantly increase the scope and funding (possibly $2 billion) of development finance aid to 
increase the availability of credit to encourage private firms to remain, expand, or locate in 
distressed rural and urban areas. Specific measures to accomplish these goals would 
include direct loans, loan guarantees, interest subsidies, grants to local public entities to 
defray a portion of capital costs of eligible private sector projects, and technical assistance 
to private firms for feasibility studies, and management assistance. It seems likely the new 
legislation will place increased emphasis on the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of 
historic buildings. Contact offices listed below for current information on these proposed 

EDA regional offices or Secretarial Representative or Office of the Special Assistant for 
Cultural Resources, Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce, 
Washington, D.C. 20230. Telephone: (202)277-1733. 

Cultural Directory II no. 33; OMB Catalog no. 11 .301 . 


EDA Planning Assistance 

For Whom: 



Grants to planning organizations representing cities, metropolitan area councils of 
governments, towns, counties, and Indian tribes EDA designates as eligible for re- 
development assistance. Planning organizations must show that they are broadly repre- 
sentative of an area's social, economic, and political groups. 

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) makes planning grants of up to 75 
percent of project costs to help economic development organizations make plans for 
long-range growth that will ensure effective use of resources in creating full-time perma- 
nent jobs for the unemployed. Grants may be made for planning cultural facilities, tourist 
attractions such as folk festivals, restoration of historic sites, or expansion of arts and 
crafts production, as long as the activities can be shown to stimulate an area's economic 
growth and be part of the community's overall economic redevelopment plan. Funds may 
also support activities for long-range economic growth among multicounty economic 
development districts. Grants can fund staff salaries, administrative expenses, and con- 
sultant fees. Indian tribes may be eligible for 100 percent of project costs. 

This program's 1978 appropriation was $25.5 million. Louisville, Ky., received $191,000 to 
plan a municipal museum. A $60,000 planning grant was used in Bennington-Rutland 
County, Vt., by the regional economic development agency to survey the preservation 

and adaptive reuse potential of Equinox House, an 1830 Greek Revival building complex, 
which includes an 1873 opera house. Detroit, Mich., received a $300,000 grant to prepare 
the city's economic development plans, which included the construction of a performing 
arts center. The North Carolina School of Arts received $100,000 to prepare a feasibility 
study for converting a theater into a cultural center for university and other programming 
in order to stimulate revitalization of Winston-Salem's downtown commercial area. 

Comments: Legislative changes under consideration by Congress (January, 1980) could place a greater 

emphasis on the need for comprehensive economic development strategies and inter- 
governmental planning coordination. Regional EDA offices should be contacted regard- 
ing these changes. 

Contact: EDA regional offices or Secretarial Representative or Assistant Secretary of Commerce for 

Economic Development, Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230. 

References: Cultural Directory II no. 34; OMB Catalog no. 11 .302. 


EDA Public Works Program 

What/ Grants and loans for state and local governments, recognized Indian tribes, and public or 

For Whom: private nonprofit organizations for projects in EDA-designated areas; block grants to 


Description: The Economic Development Administration (EDA) makes grants and loans to plan and 
build public facilities needed to encourage long-term economic growth in EDA- 
designated areas where unemployment is high or family income lags behind the national 
average. Grants may be used to acquire and develop land, and to acquire, construct, 
rehabilitate, or improve public service facilities. "Public facilities" include not only water 
and sewer systems, access roads, and vocational schools, but also public tourism facilities 
such as cultural and recreational centers, historic preservation sites, and museums. To be 
funded, such facilities must be an integral part of a comprehensive tourism complex 
being developed by a state agency or a qualified nonprofit organization involved in 

This program is one of the major sources of federal support for "bricks and mortar" 
projects. Proposals for cultural projects — which will be competing with applications for 
projects to support heavy industry, for example — must demonstrate a positive impact on 
the long-term job development of a community. To increase the cultural components of 
projects funded by EDA, cultural organizations should stay in close contact with state and 
local planning and development agencies. The three grant and loan programs are de- 
scribed below. 

Works grant program. It encourages long-term economic growth through the construc- 
tion of needed public facilities. Project grants cover from 50 to 80 percent of the total 
project costs. Grant rates are established according to the severity of the area's economic 
problems and on the long-term jobs to be created by the project. Indian tribes may 
receive 100 percent of project costs. 

PUBLIC WORKS IMPACT PROGRAM. This program provides grants to construct needed 
public facilities that will provide immediate jobs for unemployed construction workers in 
designated project areas. Grants cover 80 percent of project costs. Indian tribes and 
development corporations lacking the necessary borrowing capability may receive 100 
percent of project costs. 

SUPPLEMENTAL GRANTS. Under Section 304 of the Public Works and Economic Develop- 
ment Act, EDA is authorized to administer an annual block grant program apportioning 
funds to individual states based upon the public works funding provided by EDA to the 
states the previous year. Funds can be used for statewide projects or to assist local 
communities in meeting matching grants requirements for public works, planning and 
technical assistance projects, or as loans for private industry. In the past, several localities 
have used this small revolving loan capacity to assist in the recycling or rehabilitation of 
historic buildings. Decisions regarding the use of these funds are made at the local level. 

States must provide 25 percent of the grant in matching funds. 

Examples: The estimated 1979 appropriation for the Public Works Program was $196 million. Recent 

Public Works awards include a $2.1 million grant to the North Carolina School of the Arts 
(a campus of the University of North Carolina at Winston-Salem) to develop a cultural 
center in Winston-Salem. Funds will be used to renovate and convert the historic Carolina 
Theater into the Roger L. Stevens Center for the Performing Arts and will demonstrate the 
effectiveness of recycling buildings that serve as unifying elements in the revitalization of 
a city's downtown business district. Local officials anticipate the theater restoration will 
reverse the physical deterioration of the area and stimulate investments in other privately- 
owned buildings by providing cultural events attracting people to the area. The project 
will also create jobs in developing the center. The EDA grant will meet the cost of interior 
and exterior renovation of the 1 ,440-seat theater, construction of a stage orchestra pit and 
equipment loft, and redesign of the balcony area. The School will provide $2,044,209 to 
complete the $4,184,209 total cost of the project. Utica, N.Y., has received a $2.5 million 
EDA grant to help construct a civic auditorium and performing arts center to be linked by 
underground walkways to city hall and a new hotel/conference center. An $870,000 grant 
supported the restoration of a historic 1912 Beaux Arts railroad station. 

Many historic preservation projects have received EDA assistance in recent years as 
adaptive reuse and renovation have been shown often to cost less and produce more jobs 
than new construction, in addition to preservation's contribution to urban inner-city 
revitalization and increased private investment. Since 1975, Paterson, N.J., has received 
$11.6 million from EDA for a variety of projects including the rehabilitation of the historic 
Rogers Locomotive Works for reuse as offices and a museum, and the establishment of a 
revolving loan fund which has enabled the city to purchase building facades and help 
private owners restore exterior surfaces. In 1976 EDA assisted Louisville, Ky. , renovate and 
convert the Carter Drygoods Wholesale warehouse into a museum of Natural History and 
Science. EDA support has assisted the reconstruction of the 1894 Grand Opera House in 
Calveston, Tex., the Saenger Theater in Texarkana, and Paramount Theater in Austin. 
With EDA support, the City of Charleston, S.C., is restoring its 1771 Exchange Building; 
New Bedford, Mass., is relocating architecturally significant homes from its historic 
waterfront district; Lincoln County, N. Mex., is restoring adobe structures built in the late 
1860s' range wars. 

Public Works Impact grants awarded in 1978 included $600,000 for the renovation of the 
Walt Whitman Poetry Center in Camden, N.J., and $175,000 to refurbish a riverboat for 
use as a theater and museum in Marietta, Ohio. 

Comments: As of January, 1980, Congress was considering legislation which would significantly 

increase the budget for public works ("bricks and mortar," direct construction) grants 
assistance to develop land or renovate public facilities needed for industrial or commer- 
cial development. EDA regional offices or the Office of the Special Assistant for Cultural 
Resources (see Contact for Information) can provide information on the status of legisla- 
tive changes. 

Contact: EDA regional offices or Secretarial Representative or Office of the Special Assistant for 

Cultural Resources, Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce, 
Washington, D.C. 20230. Telephone: (202) 377-1733. 

References: Cultural Directory II no. 35; OMB Catalog nos. 11.300, 11.304, 11.307, 11.308. 


EDA Technical Assistance Grants 

What/ Technical assistance grants to individuals or groups representing localities suffering from 

For Whom: impediments to economic progress. Unlike other EDA programs, there are no specific 

eligibility requirements. 

Description: The Economic Development Administration (EDA) provides technical assistance grants to 
individuals or groups working to solve problems of high unemployment, low family 
income, and general economic development in EDA-designated areas or other areas of 
substantial need. Eligible costs include those for hiring consultants and personnel, and 
planning and administering an economic recovery program, or conducting feasibility 

studies. Tourism, arts and crafts, and other cultural projects will be considered for 
assistance only if the proposed project shows substantial economic impact. Usually 
grants may not exceed 75 percent of project costs. 

Examples: The 1979 appropriation for this program was $15.2 million. Technical assistance grants 

were made for feasibility studies, including $60,000 for a performing arts center at Santa 
Ana, Calif., and $40,000 for a sports museum in the southern Allegheny Mountains area of 
Pennsylvania. A $35,000 grant was awarded to the Indian Pueblos Cultural Center, Inc., of 
New Mexico to extend assistance in management training to individual tribes seeking to 
preserve traditional Pueblo crafts techniques. In New York City, a $5,000 grant was used to 
research and produce a resource booklet entitled Protection of Cultural Properties During 
Energy Emergencies and Energy Conservation and Historic Preservation. 

Comments: At press time (January, 1980), Congress was considering legislation which would decrease 

the amount of funds available for technical assistance while increasing the allocations for 
public works and business development assistance. Contact offices listed below for 
current information on these proposed changes. 

Contact: EDA regional offices or Secretarial Representative or Special Assistant for Cultural Re- 

sources, Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce, Washing- 
ton, D.C. 20230. Telephone: (202) 277-1733. 

References: Cultural Directory II no. 37; OMB Catalog no. 11 .303. 


Public Telecommunications Facilities Program 

For Whom: 



Planning and equipment grants to public radio and television broadcasting stations; 
noncommercial telecommunications entities or consortia; and nonprofit foundations, 
corporations, institutions, associations, or state and local government agencies organ- 
ized primarily for educational or cultural purposes. 

The Public Telecommunications Financing Act of 1978 transferred the Public Tele- 
communications Facilities Program, formerly the Educational Broadcasting Facilities Pro- 
gram, from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare to the Department of 
Commerce. The Act significantly expanded the program's activities and responsibilities in 
the development of public broadcasting. The program awards both planning and equip- 
ment grants, with emphasis on equitable geographical distribution. Since its creation in 
1962, the program has awarded grants to help activate 167 public television stations and 80 
public radio stations; 606 grants have been made to improve and expand existing non- 
commercial broadcasting stations. Authorized through 1981, this program has a 1980 
budget of $23.7 million. 

PLANNING GRANTS. Grants are made to nonprofit organizations for planning facilities 
necessary to provide a wide range of educational, informational, and cultural tele- 
communications services. Plans may be for new facilities or for expanding services of 
existing facilities. 

EQUIPMENT GRANTS. Matching grants of up to 75 percent of the total eligible project 
costs are made for the construction of apparatus required to deliver noncommercial 
telecommunications services and to strengthen the capabilities of existing public radio 
and television stations. Eligible costs may include installation of apparatus and preopera- 
tional expenses. Grants may not be used for construction or renovation of buildings 
necessary to house major project apparatus, or for land, operational expenses, or indirect 
costs. Applicants for equipment grants must submit a five-year plan indicating services to 
be rendered, necessary apparatus, and projected cost. Grantees are required to keep a 
complete and itemized inventory of all public telecommunications facilities under their 

Grants awarded in 1979 included : A $187,389 grant (plus $62,463 from local sources) for the 
expansion of the Oregon Educational Public Broadcasting service (television) signal to 
isolated areas of the state; a $6,225 planning grant (plus $200 from local sources) to the 
Noncommercial Radio Consortium of Oregon in Ashland to determine feasibility and 
costs of interconnection of public radio stations in Oregon, or alternative delivery sys- 


terns to permit sharing of programming. In 1978, there were 124 grants totaling $18.7 
million. Twelve grants, three for television and nine for radio, established new public 
broadcasting stations: A $600,000 grant was awarded to Northern Minnesota Public 
Television, Inc., Bemidji, to activate a public television station in the sparsely-settled rural 
area of northern Minnesota which will bring educational television for the first time to 
more than 25 percent of Minnesota's Indian population; Texas Consumer Education and 
Communications Development Committee, Inc., received a $600,000 grant to establish a 
new public television in Harlingen, Tex., which will serve the bilingual and bicultural 
needs of its Spanish-speaking population. 

Public Telecommunications Facilities Program, 1325 C Street, N.W., Room 298, Washing- 
ton, D.C. 20005. Telephone: (202) 724-3307. 

Cultural Directory II no. 30; OMB Catalog no. 11 .555. 


Regional Commissions 

What/ Grants to federal agencies, local and state governments within a designated development 

For Whom: region, Indian tribes, other organizations; contracts with private individuals or organiza- 


Description: Eight Regional Commissions (called Title V Regional Commissions after their enabling 
legislation) develop interstate development plans, coordinate federal and state develop- 
ment activities, and promote increased private investment in development regions desig- 
nated by the Secretary of Commerce. The basic concern of the Regional Commissions is 
regional development; proposals for using crafts and arts projects to stimulate a region's 
development may be considered. Each Commission is supported by the federal govern- 
ment and states belonging to that region. Commission members include a federal co- 
chairperson appointed by the President and the governors of the states involved. 

The eight Regional Commissions represent: Pacific Northwest Region (Idaho, Oregon, 
and Washington); Coastal Plains Region (parts of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South 
Carolina, and Virginia); Four Corners Region (Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, 
and Utah); New England Region (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, 
Rhode Island, and Vermont); Old West Region (Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, 
South Dakota, and Wyoming); Ozarks Region (Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, 
and Oklahoma); Southwest Border Region (parts of Arizona, California, New Mexico, and 
Texas); Upper Great Lakes Region (parts of Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin). Each 
Regional Commission maintains its headquarters in the region. 

The Regional Commissions offer three kinds of assistance: 

DEMONSTRATION GRANTS. Commissions may choose to fund several categories of 
assistance for demonstration projects in energy, education, health and nutrition, trans- 
portation, and arts and crafts. Projects in the latter category, according to the Commis- 
sions' authorizing legislation, Title V of the Public Works and Economic Development Act, 
should promote "the development and stimulation of indigenous arts and crafts of the 
region." Eligible applicants include local and state governments, Indian tribes, public or 
private nonprofit or tax-supported organizations, or individuals. 

SUPPLEMENTAL GRANTS. Supplemental Grants help local and state governments meet 
local share requirements of federal grant-in-aid programs. Supplemental Grants may 
provide all or any portion of the federal contribution if a federal agency has certified that a 
proposed project can be funded but that insufficient federal funds are available. Supple- 
mental Grants may be used for the construction or equipping of facilities and the 
acquisition of land. 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS. The Commissions are authorized to evaluate regional 
needs and potential for growth. Such assistance includes planning, investigations, 
studies, demonstration projects, and training programs. Grants are made to federal 
agencies, state and local governments; contracts are entered into with private individuals 
and organizations. 
Examples: Regional Commissions have supported the development of cultural facilities to help plan 





and promote economic development, especially of the tourist industry, within a region. 
The Pacific Northwest Regional Commission awarded $25,000 in 1979 to the Klamath 
County Museum in Oregon to restore the historic Baldwin Hotel, listed in the National 
Register of Historic Sites, for use as a museum. A grant of nearly $190,000 was awarded to 
develop a comprehensive arts plan for the state of Washington. The Upper Great Lakes 
Regional Commission has assisted in the development of the Iron Range Interpretive 
Center in Minnesota, which depicts the history and ethnic diversity of the miners. The 
Commission also provided $61,000 to the Neesh-La Indian Development Corporation to 
assist the Winnebago Wisconsin Dells Cultural Center. In 1977, the Coastal Plains 
Regional Commission paid $78,000 to supplement a HUD-sponsored effort to convert an 
old railroad depot and warehouse in Beaufort County into the North Carolina Arts Center 
as part of the community's downtown renewal effort. The Four Corners Regional Com- 
mission awarded $4,150 to the White Pine Council of Arts and Humanities in Nevada in 
1977 to purchase equipment needed for its pottery industry. 

The Regional Commissions' authorizing legislation, Title V of the Public Works and 
Economic Development Act of 1965 as amended, expires in 1979. Bills proposing the Act's 
reauthorization, under consideration by the Congress, propose expansion of the Com- 
missions into a nationwide system. It seems likely the Commissions will be renamed 
Regional Development Commissions and not Title V Commissions with revised eligibility 
requirements. The three categories of assistance may be combined into one Develop- 
ment Assistance category with grants requiring a 20 percent local match, and an emphasis 
on regional as opposed to local projects. Proposed legislation would enable the Commis- 
sions to initiate their own projects, finding other agencies able to implement them, as 
opposed to merely supplementing projects already started. Regional Commission offices 
can supply current information on the status of these legislative changes. 

Federal co-chairperson of appropriate Regional Commission or Office of the Special 
Assistant to the Secretary of Commerce for Regional Development, Department of 
Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230. Telephone: (202) 633-7458. 

Cultural Directory II no. 31; OMB Catalog nos. 28.001, 38.001, 48.001, 52.001, 63.001, 


Appropriate Technology Small Grants Program 

What/ Grants to and cooperative agreements with individuals, local nonprofit organizations and 

For Whom: institutions, small businesses, Indian tribes, and local and state agencies. 

Description: Financial assistance is provided to develop and demonstrate small-scale, energy-related 

technologies. These are called "appropriate technology" projects because they meet 
local energy needs and use local materials, labor, and renewable energy sources. Such 
projects must be simple, efficient, and environmentally sound. 

The program is administered through regional Department of Energy (DOE) offices. In 
each region a program announcement describing the funding cycle and guidelines is 
prepared and published in the Commerce Business Daily, newspapers, and trade and 
technical publications and circulated to interested groups and individuals. No more than 
$50,000 will be awarded to any grantee over a two-year period. 

Projects are funded under three categories. Concept Development Awards of up to 
$10,000 are made to develop an idea or to investigate areas ranging from new energy 
sources to new applications of existing procedures and systems. Development Awards of 
up to $50,000 are made for the systematic and practical development of a concept into a 
useful technology. Demonstration Awards of up to $50,000 are made to test a technology 
under operating conditions to show that commercial application is technically, economi- 
cally, and environmentally feasible. 
Examples: | n 1979, the appropriation was $12 million. It was anticipated that although 12,000 pro- 

posals would be received, only 300 to 400 could be funded. The President requested $8.5 
million for the program in 1980, but there is a possibility Congress will raise this to $23.5 
million. Projects funded under the 1977 pilot program include an award of $10,000 to the 



Verde Valley Solar Energy Association in Arizona to weatherize the community library and 
install solar heating. 

Program Managers in Department of Energy regional offices or Appropriate Technology 
Small Grants Program, Office of Conservation and Solar Applications, Department of 
Energy, Washington, D.C. 20585. Telephone: (202) 376-4610. 

Cultural Directory II no. 50; OMB Catalog no. 81 .051 . 


Schools, Hospitals, and Other Local Government 
Buildings Grant Program 

For Whom: 


Formula grants to states. Grants to schools, include two- and four-year colleges and 
universities, hospitals, public care institutions, and local governments, including Indian 
tribal governments, and libraries owned by or serving the residents of a local jurisdiction 
that derive 40 percent of their budgets from local tax revenues. 

Title III of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-619) authorizes 
grants to promote energy conservation and renewable resource measures in public 
buildings. Funds are allocated among the states according to two different formulas based 
on population, climate, and fuel costs. Buildings that house resources for the arts, 
humanities, and historic preservation, such as libraries, arts centers, and museums, may 
be eligible for assistance only //covered by an application from an eligible institution. 
Based on the results of the preliminary energy audits and energy audits (see below), each 
state formulates and obtains Department of Energy (DOE) approval of a plan for the 
operation of the technical assistance and energy conservation grant programs. For pre- 
liminary energy audits and energy audits, Congress appropriated $20 million for schools 
and hospitals and $7.5 million for local governments and public care institutions in 1978. 
For technical assistance and energy conservation grants to schools and hospitals, 
Congress appropriated $180 million, and for technical assistance to local governments 
and public care institutions, $17.5 million. 

PRELIMINARY ENERGY AUDITS. States receive grants to conduct preliminary energy 
audits of schools, colleges, universities, libraries, hospitals, and buildings owned by local 
goverments and public care institutions. A state may also channel its funds to these 
instititons to allow them to conduct their own audits. A preliminary audit determines the 
energy consumption characteristics of a building, including its size, type, rate of con- 
sumption, major energy-using systems, and energy conservation steps taken. Fifty per- 
cent matching usually is required. Information gathered through preliminary audits will 
establish a data base upon which the state plan for subsequent phases of the Title III 
program can be developed. 

ENERGY AUDITS. Grants are made to states to sponsor energy audits of selected eligible 
institutions based on preliminary audits conducted by or funded by the state. Each state 
establishes criteria for determining which institutions should receive priority for assis- 
tance. The energy audit, conducted by a state-approved auditor, is a brief, onsite survey 
and analysis of a building and its energy use patterns that identifies ways to conserve 
energy through operating and maintenance changes and assesses the need for energy 
conservation, such as solar or other renewable resource measures. Fifty percent match- 
ing usually is required. 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE. Grants are made to schools, colleges, universities, libraries, 
hospitals, local governments, public care institutions, and authorized coordinating 
agencies representing such institutions to perform technical assistance in a building 
owned by the grantee, for which an energy audit or the equivalent has been conducted. A 
technical assistance program is conducted by a qualified analyst who considers all 
possible energy conservation measures for the building. The detailed engineering analy- 
sis estimates the expense and the savings in energy and costs likely to result from the 
modification of maintenance and operating procedures or from introducing new energy 
conservation measures, such as the acquisition or installation of a solar or renewable 
energy source. The state energy agency reviews and ranks applications and forwards 




them to DOE for approval of up to 50 percent of project costs. 

ENERGY CONSERVATION MEASURES. Grants are made to schools, colleges, universi- 
ties, hospitals, and authorized coordinating agencies representing such institutions for 
energy conservation and solar or other renewable resource measures. The applicant must 
have completed an energy audit and technical assistance program or their equivalent for 
the building for which financial assistance is requested. Grants are used to design, 
acquire, and install measures to reduce energy consumption or to introduce solar or 
other renewable energy resources. 

State energy office or Institutional Buildings Grants Programs Division, Office of Conser- 
vation and Solar Applications, Department of Energy, Washington, D.C. 20585. Tele- 
phone: (202)252-2335. 

Cultural Directory II no. 52; OMB Catalog no. 81 .041 . 


Surplus Real Property Transfers 

What/ Real property sold or leased at discounts of up to 100 percent to state and local govern- 

For Whom: mental agencies, tax-supported institutions, such as colleges, universities, public 

libraries, museums, vocational schools, elementary and secondary schools. 

Description: Federal real property no longer needed by federal agencies may be sold or leased as 
surplus real property for educational or health purposes at discounts of up to 100 percent, 
depending on the public benefits anticipated from the transfer. Real property includes 
buildings, fixtures, and equipment as well as the land upon which these are situation. 

Application for the transfer of surplus real property for public park, recreation, or 
historical monument use is made through the Department of Interior. The Interior 
Department's Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service reviews and evaluates re- 
habilitation and reuse proposals submitted as part of state and local government applica- 
tions for the transfer of federally-owned surplus properties listed in the National Register 
of Historic Places to assure conformance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for 
Historic Preservation Projects (36 CFR 1207). Certain property, such as public domain, 
national forest and national park lands, or property owned by the U.S. Postal Service, is 
not eligible for transfer under this program. Sales of surplus real property are arranged 
through the General Services Administration. A pamphlet entitled How to Acquire Fed- 
eral Surplus Real Property for Health and Education Purposes is available from the addres- 
ses below. 

Examples: In some cases, educational facilities on property acquired through a transfer from HEW 

have become permanent cultural resources for their communities. The former Army 
Reserve Center at Buffalo, in Millersport, N.Y., was conveyed to the town of Amherst, 
N.Y., in 1972 for use as a museum. Exhibits of historical materials are complemented by 
regular educational programs for local school districts; a display of Iroquois artifacts was 
recently lent to the museum. In 1972, in Seattle, the Northwest Center for the Retarded 
acquired 6.6 acres and nine buildings to use as a training center for prevocational skills 
including crafts. In 1969, Richland, Wash., acquired 3.4 acres on which to build a library 
now serving 100,000 people. In 1974, the World's Fair Science Pavilion was acquired and 
converted to the Pacific Science Center and Museum. The theater was renovated and is 
now an IMAX theater, similar to that in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. 

In June, 1974, the former U.S. Post Office in Hopkinsville, Ky., was conveyed to the city of 
Hopkinsville; renamed the Pennroyal Museum, the facility houses cultural and historical 
artifacts, offers classes in local history, and provides classroom space for community 
college courses. The former Commandant's House at the Naval Ammunition Depot, in 
Hingham, Mass., was deeded to the South Shore Conservatory of Music in 1974. The 
acquisition permitted the conservatory to expand its offerings to students from the 
preschool to adult levels. In addition to music, the conservatory offers courses in ballet, 
modern dance, and music appreciation; free concerts; exhibitions; guest appearances by 
well-known artists; and educational workshops. 

Comments: The General Services Administration has proposed that all surplus federal real property 




be subject to a "perpetual use" restriction, that property conveyed to a health-care or 
educational institution may revert to the United States if ever used for other than health or 
educational purposes. Existing regulations stipulate that after 30 years, the institution will 
have a clear title to the property. 

This program may be transferred to the Department of Education; the offices listed below 
can provide current information on this proposed change. 

Real Estate Planning and Management Branch, HEW regional offices or Division of Realty, 
Office of Real Property, Office of Facilities Engineering, Department of Health, Educa- 
tion, and Welfare, Washington, D.C. 20201. Telephone: (202) 245-2167. 

Cultural Directory II nos. 64, 129, 161 ; OMB Catalog nos. 13.676, 12.700, 39.002, 14.211 . 


Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) 

For Whom: 


Block grants, for up to 100 percent of project costs, and guaranteed loans to cities, urban 
counties, and other units of local government or locally designated public agencies. 
Community groups should contact the mayor, local community or economic develop- 
ment offices concerning the possible inclusion of their projects in the community's 
development program. 

Block grants and loan guarantees are made for such community development activities as 
construction, preservation, and restoration projects, and the provision of certain needed 
public services. The program's primary objectives are to improve housing and community 
development in local communities and to revitalize deteriorating areas so that neighbor- 
hoods can be preserved while economic opportunities are expanded, principally for 
persons of low and moderate incomes. Under this program, local government officials 
decide how funds may be spent. At least two public hearings must be held by local 
officials to gain citizens' views on community development prior to submission of appli- 
cation to HUD. Block grant applications should be submitted directly to the Department 
Field Offices for approval. 

PUBLIC FACILITIES. There are numerous eligible activities, among them the planning, 
acquisition, construction, and renovation of: public facilities such as neighborhood or 
senior centers; properties of historic, esthetic, or architectural value; parks, play- 
grounds, and other recreational facilities. Cultural and art centers, museums, and librar- 
ies are eligible to receive assistance only if they are "neighborhood facilities" — defined as 
facilities, for either one or multiple purposes, designed to provide health, social, recrea- 
tional, or similar community services primarily for residents of the neighborhood service 
area and not communitywide. Schools or other educational institutions are ineligible for 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION. Assistance may be provided for the acquisition, rehabilita- 
tion, preservation, or restoration of historic properties, both publicly and privately 
owned, or to convert or adapt the building to such eligible uses as a neighborhood facili- 
ty. Eligible planning costs include surveys of project areas, preparation of community- 
wide historic preservation plans, and historic preservation assessments. Generally, his- 
toric preservation projects, as with other kinds of projects, must benefit low- and moder- 
ate-income persons and aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight. Preserva- 
tion and interpretation of structures or archeological sites which relate to the history of a 
low-income group can contribute significantly to neighborhood social continuity and 
pride. Buildings must be listed in, or eligible for inclusion in the National Register of His- 
toric Places or have been designated as a state or local landmark, or be located in a historic 

ACCESSIBILITY. Special projects involving planning and implementing the removal from 
community buildings of material and architectural barriers to the mobility and accessi- 
bility of elderly and handicapped persons are also eligible for funding. 

PUBLIC SERVICES. Services to improve the block grant community's employment, eco- 
nomic development, or educational and recreational services and facilities can be eligible 
if they are supportive of physical development efforts. For example, community arts pro- 



grams tied in closely with neighborhood revitalization efforts could be judged an eligible 

ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS. Up to 10 percent of project administrative costs are covered. 
Administration of urban environmental design and planning is an eligible cost to improve 
the management and long-range planning capabilities of block grant communities. This 
allows for interdisciplinary staffing to implement Community Development programs 
through the hiring of market analysts, social scientists, urban planners and designers, 
architectural engineers, and other design professionals. Interested persons or groups, 
including cultural organizations, may petition the local government to make use of this 
provision if it has not already done so. Block grant funds may also be used to fund the 
nonfederal share matching requirements of other federal grant programs, such as the 
Interior Department's historic preservation grants-in-aid awarded through state govern- 

SMALL CITIES PROGRAM. Using the same criteria as the CDBG program, HUD awards 
project grants averaging about $200,000 to all states, counties, and units of local govern- 
ment, except metropolitan cities and urban counties. This is a highly competitve program 
with emphasis placed on the impact of a proposed project in meeting the housing and 
public facilities needs (particularly public health and safety) of low- and moderate-income 

Authorizations for Community Development Block Grants were $3.75 billion in 1979. Of a 
1980 $2 million block grant made to the town of Greenfield, Mass., $50,000 was allocated 
for historic preservation purposes, including $35,000 for the exterior restoration of an old 
library building housing the Arts Council of Franklin County. Out of a $2.3 million grant to 
Newburyport, Mass. , $49,480 was targeted for a feasibility study to determine the need for 
an arts center to provide studio, performance, and exhibit space. 

Culturally related activities funded by grants in 1978 included construction of a new roof 
for the Fox Theater Building in Atlanta, Ga. ; restoration by the Maine Historical Society of 
the Portland Longfellow House to serve as a museum; a competition administered by the 
Cambridge Arts Council for artists to create murals, outdoor sculptures, and other 
permanent artworks to enhance the quality of neighborhoods in Cambridge, Mass.; 
restoration and landscaping of a historic area along the Strand River in Galveston, Tex.; 
and renovation and restoration of the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, Wis. 

HUD area or regional offices or Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Develop- 
ment, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C. 20410. 

Cultural Directory II no. 107; OMB Catalog nos. 14.218, 14.219. 


Comprehensive Planning Assistance ("701 ") 

For Whom: 


Project grants to states, councils of governments, regional planning commissions, and 
recognized Indian tribal groups or bodies. Grants to nonmetropolitan regional organiza- 
tions, municipalities with populations under 50,000, and counties are processed through 
respective state governments. Large cities and urban counties will not be funded. 

The Comprehensive Planning and Assistance program (popularly known as "701" after its 
enabling legislation) makes grants to upgrade state and local government capacity to 
undertake a broad range of planning and management activities. Beginning with fiscal 
1979, grants will only be awarded for those planning and management activities which 
clearly further one or more of the National Policy Objectives: 

a) The conservation and improvement of existing communities by correcting and modify- 
ing conditions of distress, blight or decline; 

b) Increasing housing and employment opportunities and choice for the poor, minorities 
and disadvantaged; and 

c) The promotion of orderly and efficient growth and development which prevent future 
conditions of distress and conserve existing communities. 

Eligible activities could include: feasibility studies for cultural and recreational facilities 
and/or studies of their impact on the surrounding environment; urban design activities; 




survey, evaluation, and identification of historically and architecturally significant proper- 
ties with potential for reuse; preparation of programs or legislation for historic preserva- 
tion; development and improvement of management capability to implement planning; 
development of policy-planning management capacity; capital improvement program- 
ming; and the establishment of programs to encourage the restoration, rehabilitation, 
and more efficient utilization of existing public and private commercial and industrial 
facilities in distressed and declining communities. 

HUD awards grants to states for statewide planning as well as to pass through funds to 
support planning efforts of local governments (under 50,000 population) and regional 
planning organizations. Croups interested in seeking "701" assistance should work with 
the mayor's planning office as only local government entities, not individuals, are eligible 
to apply to the state for funds. 

The "701" grantees are required to undertake land-use and housing planning. Land-use 
planning primarily deals with the problems of growth, the need for public facilities and 
services, and environmental concerns such as the preservation of historic sites and 
structures. Housing planning considers the need of all persons, problems of discrimina- 
tion, and the preservation of existing housing and neighborhoods. Grants are made on a 
matching basis of two-thirds federal, one-third local funds. 

The 1979 and 1980 appropriations for the "701" program were $53 million and $42.5 million 
respectively. Recently funded projects include two publications, A Future from the Past: 
The Case for Conservation and Reuse of Old Buildings in Industrial Communities and Built 
to Last: A Handbook for Recycling Old Buildings. Also funded were a regional survey of 
cultural resources in the Genesee Finger Lakes Region of New York, and plans for an arts 
and crafts center for the Wichita-Caddu-Delaware Tribes in Anadarko, Okla. Over 50,000 
surveys and plans are available to the public from the HUD Central Library in Washington, 

State planning offices or HUD area offices or Office of Community Planning and Program 
Coordination, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C. 
20410. Telephone: (202) 755-5649. 

Cultural Directory II no. 108; OMB Catalog no. 14.203. 


Urban Development Action Grants (UDAG) 

For Whom: 


Grants to cities, urban counties, and small communities that meet at least three of HUD's 
seven criteria for physical and economic distress. Grants to arts organizations, neighbor- 
hood-based development or preservation organizations, and other nonprofit groups 
whose proposals tie in with the economic revitalization plans of the qualifying city are 
processed through the local government agency. 

Urban Development Action Grants (UDAG's) are used to encourage private sector fund- 
ing, and to promote the revitalization of localities by stimulating their stagnating econo- 
mies and reclaiming deteriorated neighborhoods. Projects include such activities as land 
clearance, site improvement, and the rehabilitation, restoration, preservation, and con- 
struction of public, commercial, industrial, and residential structures. Action Grants may 
also be used for equity funding, loans, loan guarantees, and other financial arrangements 
for joint public-private development. Cities not meeting overall HUD eligiblity criteria but 
containing "pockets of poverty" may apply for UDAG assistance for specific use in the 

Cultural facilities that contribute to urban economic revitalization or neighborhood 
reclamation may be eligible for support under this program. UDAG money can be used by 
arts or preservation groups to subsidize their total development packages. Neighbor- 
hood-based development organizations seeking funds for specific projects should con- 
tact HUD's Office of Neighborhood Development for on-site assistance in exploring the 
feasibility of applying for funds. To qualify for assistance, neighborhood groups should 
have conducted preliminary feasibility analysis for the project, have control of a specific 
site or a willing seller, support from the mayor or county executive, and interest from 
private lending institutions. 


UDAG funding is awarded in amounts proportional to project cost, private investment 
and other public support. Applicants are notified of funding decisions within two to three 
months. It should be noted that HUD has delegated all environmental review responsi- 
bilities (including assessment of impact on cultural resources) to the locality to deal with 
at any point between application and grant award. 

Examples: The Action Grant Program was begun in 1978. As of January, 1980, the UDAG program has 

made available $967.5 million to 521 projects, with approximately $500 million available for 
the rest of fiscal 1980. It is estimated that one-third of the money has gone into down- 
towns, one-third into industrial projects, and one-third into neighborhood conservation. 

In 1979 a large portion of a $5.9 million grant to Westlake Mall in Seattle, Wash., was used 
to acquire and renovate an old newspaper building to house the administrative offices of 
the Seattle Art Museum. The entire Seattle project, generating $35 million in private 
investment and $11.8 million from other public sources, involved the renovation of six 
existing buildings, and the construction of a new building to provide exhibit space for the 
Museum. Of a $10 million grant made to develop downtown Kansas City, Mo., one million 
dollars was targeted to restore the historic Folly Theater. Preservationists convinced city 
officials that restoration of the theater would help revitalize the downtown area. In 
Pullman, Illinois, a $347,000 UDAG to a subsidiary of Historic Pullman Foundation was 
used to acquire the option and perform historic research and documentation on historic 
factory buildings to be converted to housing units. 

Of the $6.8 million UDAG award for the redevelopment of the riverfront in East Cam- 
bridge, Mass., $835,000 was targeted for the renovation of the historic old Superior 
Courthouse (designed by Charles Bulfinch in 1814) for use as a cultural center providing 
studio, gallery, performance, and rehearsal space for community-oriented arts and 
humanities programs. A $1 .9 million UDAG award to the City of New York supported the 
42nd Street Theater Row Phase II Project to redevelop a block of existing abandoned 
properties including three theaters, retail, and commercial space. 

Funded projects have also included restoration of the historic Seelbach Hotel in Louis- 
ville, Ky. ; construction of a pedestrian mall and renovation of a historic building in Troy, 
N.Y.; the building of walkways between the Alamo, the river, and the central business 
district of San Antonio, Tex.; and revitalization of a central business district, including 
rehabilitation of a historic railroad station in Ogden, Utah. 

Comments: A proposed project is considered for Action Grant funding only when the applicant 

provides firm evident of prior private sector commitment to the project. HUD funds only 
projects that generate substantially more in private commitments than in Action Grant 

Contact: HUD area or regional offices or Office of Urban Development Action Grants, Department 

of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C. 20410. 

References: Cultural Directory II no. 111 ; OMB Catalog no. 14.221 . 


HCRS Grants-in-Aid for Historic Preservation 

For Whom: 


Matching grants to states and to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. These in turn 
may transfer grant funds to individuals, public and private organizations, and nonfederal 
units of government. Grants must be equally matched by the state or by other public or 
private contributions. 

The Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service makes grants to states and to the 
National Trust for Historic Preservation to carry out state, regional, or local historic 
preservation programs. Grant funds may be used to conduct surveys and prepare plans 
for the preservation of historic properties, and to acquire and develop properties listed in 
the National Register of Historic Places. 

SURVEY AND PLANNING GRANTS. Nonfederal governmental units, groups, and indi- 
viduals may apply to State Historic Preservation Officers for survey and planning grants to 
identify and evaluate historic properties and prepare nominations to the National Regis- 
ter. Funds may be used to prepare and update state historic preservation plans and 

specifications, compile and publish preservation information, and support research and 
other expenses related to the program. 

individual owning a property listed in the National Register may apply to the State Historic 
Preservation Officer, who is appointed by the governor, for 50 percent matching grants to 
be used for acquisition, protection, stabilization, preservation, rehabilitation, restora- 
tion, or reconstruction of eligible properties. All project work must conform to the 
Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Historic Preservation Projects as described in 
leaflets mailed to applicants. Grant fund recipients must agree to maintain the property 
for a specified number of years and to ensure that a public benefit is derived from the 
expenditure of federal funds. Applicants should contact the State Historic Preservation 
Officer for guidance on eligible costs, application procedures, and grant-in-aid assistance 

Grant funds may also be used to establish "revolving funds" that operate as follows: 
(1) survey and planning grant funds are used by a state to plan a revolving fund; (2) acqui- 
sition and development grant funds are then used to implement the plan and to acquire 
and develop the properties; (3) after completion of development project work and 
establishment of protective covenants, the properties are sold and the proceeds made 
available for new projects. Thus, federal funds may be effectively transferred to the 
private sector where they are readily available for use in saving other endangered proper- 

OTHER PROGRAMS. HCRS develops and administers special grant programs such as the 
Maritime Heritage Preservation Grant Program (see the National Trust for Historic Preser- 
vation), the Secretary of the Interior's Historic Preservation Discretionary Fund Program, 
and the Challenge Grant Program. HCRS also publishes preservation case studies to 
provide states with achievable models for planning and accomplishing grant-assisted 
project work using established standards and guidelines. 

Examples: The Historic Preservation Fund appropriation for 1979 was $60 million; 1,400 projects were 

funded. The estimated appropriation for 1980 is $45 million. In 1979 an $80,000 grant was 
made to the Federal Pentages Center in Tacoma, Wash., a performing arts center in the 
Puget Sound Region, located in an historic district being renovated to revitalize the 
Central Business District. The money was used to provide access for handicapped per- 
sons to all parts of the Center and to install solar energy panels on the roof of the Theater, 
which is on the National Register. 

A $75,000 grant was made to the Strand Theatre, Shreveport, La., to undertake the 
restoration of the Strand Theatre into a center for the performing arts. Included in the 
scope of work are: making all parts of the theater accessible to handicapped persons; 
rehabilitation rather than replacement of the historic mechanical system to handle the 
contemporary requirements of the theatre; and the total insulation of the roof areas for 
energy conservation. The Strand Theatre, located in a lower income minority neighbor- 
hood, serves as the key to the revitalization of the downtown area, and when operational, 
will create 30 to 50 new full-time jobs for people from the immediate neighborhood. 

A $15,000 grant will support the study, "Modifications of Buildings of Historic Significance 
to Accommodate the Handicapped" (Stillwater, Oklahoma). Examining a wide variety of 
public buildings in Oklahoma and Texas, the study presents guidelines for achieving 
barrier-free access to 14 historic building types without compromising their historic 

Acquisition and development projects have also included the Prescott Public Library in 
Yavapai, Ariz., for $57,000; the Somerville Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif., for $100,000; the 
Gross Point Lighthouse in Evanston, III., for $18,894; the Framingham Railroad Station in 
Framingham, Mass., for $55,000; and the St. Croix Archeological Site in the Virgin Islands, 
for $2,383. An $82,550 statewide restoration project in Vermont has permitted the continu- 
ing use of 30 covered bridges. 

Contact: State Historic Preservation Officer or HCRS regional offices or Grants Administration 

Division, Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service, Department of the Interior, 
Washington, D.C. 20243. Telephone: (202) 343-7217. 

References: Cultural Directory II no. 124; OMB Catalog no. 15.411. 


For Whom: 


HCRS Urban Park and Recreation Program 

Matching grants to local governments which in turn award grants to special units of local 
government community-based private nonprofit organizations or park authorities. Using 
physical and economic distress criteria, 405 urban jurisdictions have been selected to 
compete for 85 percent of all grant funds in fiscal 1980. 

In 1978, a new five-year program for the recovery of urban recreation facilities and the 
development of innovative recreation programs was authorized. This program is adminis- 
tered by the Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service (HCRS). Local governments 
submit proposals to HCRS for matching grants to plan and implement programs that will 
contribute to revitalization of recreational facilities in economically and physically decay- 
ing urban neighborhoods. For implementation of the proposed plans, funds may be 
transferred to special local units of government (such as park or school districts) or to 
nonprofit organizations. Three percent of the total funds may be used for planning grants, 
whereas at least 87 percent must be used for bricks-and-mortar projects. 

There are three categories in this program: 

REHABILITATION GRANTS are matching capital funds (70 percent federal/30 percent 
local) to locations for the purpose of rehabilitating, renovating, or expanding existing 
outdoor or indoor recreation areas and facilities. Funds may be used to improve park 
landscapes, buildings or support facilities, but may not be used for routine maintenance 
and upkeep. 

INNOVATION GRANTS are matching funds (70 percent federal/30 percent local) to local 
governments to cover the costs of personnel, facilities, equipment, supplies or services 
designed to demonstrate innovative and cost-effective ways to enhance park and recrea- 
tion opportunities at the neighborhood level. Innovation projects should demonstrate 
solutions to common problems in system management and the delivery of recreation 
services to residents. Neighborhood controlled and operated recreation programs may 
include arts and cultural activities. Innovation projects might include the recycling of 
nonrecreational areas or structures such as abandoned buildings, old docks, factories, or 
warehouses to provide new recreation opportunities. Funds may be used for redesign or 
renovation of nonrecreational properties already in public ownership or of donated 
facilities, but not for purchase of such properties. The majority of Innovation Awards will 
be small amounts aimed at generating model community-based activities, rather than 
large scale recycling or expansion projects. 

RECOVERY ACTION PROGRAM GRANTS are matching funds (50 percent federal/50 
percent local) for planning to aid localities in development of park and recreation 
Recovery Action Programs required for participation in the grant program. They may be 
used to fund preparation of resource and need assessments, coordination, citizen in- 
volvement, and policy development activities which contribute to public definition of 
Recovery goals and priorities. 

In a recent statement, HCRS recognized the "central role of the arts and cultural programs 
in developing urban recreational programs." It is expected that this role will provide a 
major focus for innovative projects. Such projects might include reuse of abandoned 
buildings as community centers, multiple use of public buildings for cultural activities, 
development of mobile facilities to provide handicapped or elderly persons with access to 
recreational and cultural programs, or providing arts and crafts materials and other 
recreational equipment for demonstration projects. 

Priority is given to projects that: have demonstrated community support and can become 
self-sustaining; benefit minority and low- and moderate-income neighborhoods; are 
cost-effective and energy-efficient; and complement other federal and local community 
development plans. Funds may not be used to acquire or maintain properties, or to 
construct sports arenas or other centers whose use will be primarily commercial. Grants 
require a 30 percent local match and are usually made available on a cost-reimbursement 
basis. The apprpriation for 1979 was $20 million; for 1980 it is $125 million with $15 million 
for innovation. Authorizations are set at $150 million a year for 1981 and 1982. 

A planning manual for urban recreation and other information is available from the 
address given below. The 1978 HCRS National Urban Recreation Study, including the 





report, Art and Culture: A New Priority in Urban Recreation, is available for $3.50 from the 
Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. 

Out of 200 applications for the first round of UPARR awards, 44 grants were made in 
October, 1979, for $17.1 million. Three grant rounds of about $40 million each are planned 
in fiscal 1980. Each HCRS regional office has been allocated a small share of the total 
program budget for local planning assistance; regional offices evaluate and fund 
Recovery Action Program development grant applications. 

First-round awards included a $644,000 rehabilitation grant to Seattle, Wash., to remove 
barriers and improve physical access for disabled persons at 36 different indoor and 
outdoor facilities including two performing arts facilities, ten community centers, and 
one arts and crafts center. Areas served show income levels well below the city average, 
and also contain sizeable elderly, handicapped, and minority populations. Part of the 
$909,049 rehabilitation grant to Portland, Ore., was used to eliminate access barriers in the 
Fireside Theatre. A $21,000 innovation grant to Camden County, N.J., funded the pur- 
chase and construction of a mobile theater for productions and educational workshops in 
the performing arts as requested by neighborhood and community groups. The unit is to 
be staffed with trained theater personnel and volunteers from the service neighbor- 
hoods. Part of the $376,281 rehabilitation grant to St. Joseph, Mo., was targeted for 
refurbishing the Krug Park Bowl, a natural amphitheater. 

HCRS regional offices or Urban Programs, Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service, 
Department of the Interior, 440 G Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20243. Telephone: 

Cultural Directory II no. 131 ; OMB Catalog no. 15.417. 


Design, Art, and Architecture in Transportation 

What/ Commissions for and contracts with architects, artists, designers, and planners occasion- 

For Whom: ally made by local and state public agencies operating under Department of Transporta- 

tion grants and loans. 
Description: The Design, Art, and Architecture in Transportation Program serves as a central point of 
contact for designers, artists, and cultural groups concerned with integrating esthetic 
quality into transportation systems. The effort to bring about improved design, art, and 
architecture consists of initiatives planned throughout the Department of Transportation 
(DOT) to implement the Secretary's policy statement of September, 1977: "to encourage 
good design, art, and architecture in transportation facilities and services. Funding for 
appropriate works of art in public spaces shall be provided for Departmental facilities and 
encouraged in transportation systems receiving grants under our programs." 

It is essential that artists, designers, and cultural groups work closely with local and state 
public agencies administering DOT grants and loans to ensure that design and artworks of 
high quality are incorporated into final project plans. DOT is composed of "operating 
administrations," each responsible for a specific mode of transportation: aviation, high- 
ways, railroads, urban mass transit, and shipping on rivers and coastal waterways. Each 
administration is implementing the Department's design quality initiative by issuing 
guidelines appropriate to projects operating under its grants, loans, or permits. 

A few general statements can be made. Throughout the Department, design and esthetic 
quality are encouraged as fundamental components of project development and will 
often be fully eligible project expenses. Costs of original works of art are eligible under 
some DOT programs. Environmental impact statements for projects must now consider 
design, art, and architectural elements where deemed relevant. Drafts of environmental 
impact statements must be circulated early in the planning process to arts councils and 
other members of the design and art communities. Lastly, some recipients of DOT 
financial assistance will be required to conform to architect/engineer selection proce- 
dures that consider design qualifications. 
FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION (FRA). The Federal Railroad Administration is 




funding substantial track and station improvements through the Northeast Corridor 
Improvement project. Three-fourths of one percent of station renovation costs in 15 cities 
has been allocated for the Station Arts program to secure original artworks, such as 
murals, bas-reliefs, free-standing sculpture, fountains, and paintings. Local station arts 
committees were established in each city to identify suitable categories of art and artists 
able to execute the proposed works. The selection of artists for commissions is scheduled 
for completion by fall 1979. There are no plans to expand the program to other locations. 
Under the Intermodal Rail Passenger Terminal Program, $3.6 million was appropriated for 
planning, preservation, and demonstration grants to renovate and reuse historically and 
architecturally significant railroad stations that provide intercity rail service. Civic, cul- 
tural, and commercial activities could be part of the reuse plans. Of the $3.6 million 
appropriated, $2 million has been committed to projects around the country; the distri- 
bution of the remainder will not be determined until Congress decides on revisions to the 
Amtrak route structure. Example: Plans are moving forward to incorporate works of art in 
the station restoration programs for Wilmington Station in Delaware and Pennsylvania 
Station in Baltimore. 

made to local and state public transportation agencies to assist in financing the acquisi- 
tion, construction, reconstruction, and improvement of mass transit facilities and equip- 
ment. Grants and contracts are also awarded for research and demonstration projects. On 
a case-by-case review, special design features, artworks, and graphics may be eligible for 
UMTA funding as part of any overall plan for transit improvement. Although emphasis has 
been placed on functional art (signs, vehicle designs, and architectural designs) projects 
may also include fine art (sculpture, mosaics, and murals) to enhance transit areas. Bus, 
rapid transit, and railroad terminals of historic significance may also be eligible for funds 
for renovation provided the facilities will be used for mass transportation purposes. The 
participation of local arts councils, business firms, community groups, and individuals is 
considered essential to successful mass transit arts and design programs. Interested 
persons should contact their local mass transportation authority. 

In 1978, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) was awarded a $45,000 
grant to contract with the Cambridge Arts Council to develop procedures for the incor- 
poration of artworks in the design and construction of four new Cambridge subway 
stations. The project may serve as a prototype for incorporating the arts into transporta- 
tion systems throughout the country. Two projects, the Downtown Providence Auto- 
Restricted Zone in Rhode Island and the renovation of Hartford's Union Station in 
Connecticut, are intended to demonstrate the role of design and art in restoring historic 
districts and buildings for use as contemporary transportation centers. 

Three railroad motif murals were installed on the walls of Staten Island's historic Clifton 
Station. The works were selected by a local public service organization, the Visual 
Exchange; station renovation was completed by the Staten Island Transit Authority. 
Funding for the murals was provided by the MTA, the City's Department of Cultural 
Affairs, the Staten Island Council on the Arts, and the Visual Exchange. Station renova- 
tions in the Clark Street Subway in Brooklyn Heights will be accompanied by a major 
renovation of the adjoining arcade, including new entry doors, store fronts, art work, 
attractive floors and ceilings, and new graphics. Funds for the improvements will be 
provided by UMTA and private sources generated by the development of new apartments 
above the station. The Wall Street Subway Station is also being renovated, with the use of 
UMTA and private funds, to restore it to its 1907 condition, including cleaned and repaired 
walls, improved graphics, and new tiles and mosaics, lighting fixtures, benches, and 
token booth. 

Design, Art, and Architecture in Transportation Program, Office of Environment and 
Safety, Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C. 20590. Telephone: (202) 

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For Whom: 





General Revenue Sharing 

Direct payments to state governments and units of local government including Indian 
tribes. Recipients of revenue sharing funds may in turn allocate funds to public and 
private organizations, such as art agencies, historical societies, libraries, and museums. 

Under the revenue sharing program, state and local governments receive U.S. Treasury 
funds. Monies are allocated according to a formula based on population, tax effort, and 
per capita income. One-third of the total amount earmarked for each state goes to the 
state government; two-thirds goes to local jurisdiction within the state. State or local 
governments that receive revenue sharing money may use those funds to match a federal 

The program was established by Title I of the State and Local Fiscal Assistance Act of 1972. 
Amending legislation in 1976 extended its operation through the end of fiscal year 1980 
and removed certain restrictions. Governments may now allocate their funds for any 
purpose that is legal under state and local law. Programs sponsored by historical societies, 
libraries, and museums could be selected for support by a recipient government. 

General revenue sharing allows citizens to work with their local and state governments in 
the selection of programs and activities that are to be funded. Governments are required 
to hold two public hearings with public notice prior to the adoption of their budgets, so 
that citizens can comment on the use of revenue sharing funds and their relationship to 
the entire budget. 

In 1979, nearly $6.9 billion was allocated to state and local governments in revenue sharing 
funds. These jurisdictions reported to the Bureau of the Census that their expenditures 
were primarily for such purposes as fire and police protection, education, and highways. 
In 1976 and 1977 a small percentage of these expenditures were for libraries, parks, and 
recreation, including funds for cultural institutions and projects. It is frequently difficult 
to distinguish revenue sharing monies from the other funds used by local and state 
governments to support libraries, museums, arts groups, and other cultural activities. 
However, the following examples illustrate possible uses of revenue sharing funds for 
cultural purposes. 

The Stillwater Arts and Humanities Council in Oklahoma received two $10,000 awards 
from the city in the mid-1970s to assist in the purchase of the Sheerar Cultural and 
Heritage Center, which houses a museum, auditorium, and the Council's offices. An 
additional $3,500 was made to the Council in 1978 for work on the Center. For five years 
beginning in 1974, the Alameda County Neighborhood Arts Program has received be- 
tween $20,000 and $50,000 in revenue snaring funds annually from the county to pay the 
general operating costs of the community arts program. The North Carolina Arts Council 
sponsors a challenge grant program through which local governments match funds from 
the arts council on a one-to-one basis to provide support to local arts groups. In 1979, the 
following North Carolina jurisdiction used revenue sharing funds to cover all or part of the 
matching requirement: Ayden, Davidson, Hyde City, and Macon County. 

The South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa, Calif, received $250,000 from the city 
and another $250,000 from the county in 1976 to construct a theatre complex. The county 
provided another $10,000 in 1979 to support the theatre's educational touring program in 
the local school district. The Washington State Arts Commission, in cooperation with the 
King County Arts Commission and Seattle Arts Commission, channels revenue sharing 
funds to arts organizations with regional impact. This relatively stable source of funding 
has engendered additional financial commitments to the arts from private sources and 
local tax revenue, and has enabled arts groups to draw up five-year development plans. 
Participants in the effort include the ACT Theatre, Pacifica Northwest Ballet, Seattle Art 
Museum, and Seattle Symphony. 

Application procedures vary from place to place. Cultural groups and institutions inter- 
ested in receiving revenue sharing funds should have close working relationships with 
local governing bodies such as the mayor or city manager's office, or the city council. 

Local or state governing bodies or Director, Office of Revenue Sharing, Department of 
the Treasury, Washington, D.C. 20226. Telephone: (202) 634-5229. 

Cultural Directory II no. 152. 



For Whom: 


Challenge Grant Program 

Challenge grants to well-established cultural organizations and consortia. Each federal 
dollar must be matched by three dollars in new or increased donations from nonfederal 
sources, or four dollars for capital improvements. 

The Challenge Grant Program was established in 1976 to assist cultural organizations in 
increasing the level, and broadening the base, of continuing nonfederal support. Match- 
ing grants ranging from $30,000 to $1,500,000 are awarded to cultural institutions or 
consortia that have demonstrated a commitment to esthetic quality and have programs of 
recognized significance to the community, state, region, or nation. 

Challenge Grant funds may be used to stabilize an organization by establishing or 
augmenting cash reserves or endowment funds. The funds may also be used to pay off 
accumulated debts if there is a specific plan to prevent accumulation in the future. Other 
eligible uses include meeting increased operating costs, assisting one-time projects 
designed to strengthen the organization and generate continued financial support. 

Although emphasis in the Challenge Grant Program is not on capital improvements, 
grants may be awarded for this purpose. Such grants require a minimum four-to-one 
match. Funds may be used for the purchase of equipment; the installation of climatic, 
acoustical, security or other necessary mechanical systems; the acquisition of auxiliary 
spaces to present facilities; the extension of present facilities; and the renovation of 
existing buildings and the adaptation of older buildings for new purposes. As this publica- 
tion was going to press, a Congressional ruling on the use of Challenge funds for new 
construction was pending. Consult the Challenge Grant Program for further information . 

A panel of the Endowment's Design Arts Program reviews all Challenge Grant applications 
related to capital improvements. Design submissions must answer specific questions 
related to the improvement and satisfy the panel's rigorous standards for design excel- 
lence. The panel places particular emphasis on urban design issues, assessing the contri- 
bution the proposed facility will make to the vitality of the area in which it is located. 
Criteria used in evaluating proposals include the anticipated economic contribution 
which the proposed improvement will make to its location, the adequacy of public 
services (parking, mass transit, highways, etc.), the appropriateness of the scale of the 
facility to the area. A letter of support from the responsible community planning agency is 
an important supplement to the "Capital Improvement Supplementary Sheet." 

Applicants proposing to use a Challenge Grant and matching funds for capital improve- 
ments should note: (a) All federally-assisted programs must be accessible to handicapped 
individuals in accordance with section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act. Section 502 of 
this Act mandates barrier-free access in all federally-funded construction and renovation 
programs; and (b) The National Council on the Arts has recommended that the Endow- 
ment encourage groups to give priority consideration to the rehabilitation and adaptation 
of existing buildings for use as cultural facilities. Consequently the impact of proposed 
renovations on historic buildings should be assessed and applications should include 
comments of the state historic preservation officer in this regard. 

Matching requirements for Challenge Grants are at least three nonfederal local dollars for 
each federal dollar, and at least four-to-one for capital improvement. Since the purpose of 
Challenge Grants is to broaden and strengthen the base of continuing nonfederal sup- 
port, allowable matching funds include new or increased contributions over and above 
those contributed during the year prior to the grant period; proceeds from certain types 
of benefits, testamentary gifts; donations from irrevocable trusts; and real property given 
from immediate sale. Donations must be given with the intent of continuity. Earned 
income, in-kind services, tangible property, and investment income may not be used 
toward a match. The grant period may be from one to three years. The program attaches 
great importance to an organization's five-year, long-range plans and to its fund-raising 
preparations. Institutions should have well-developed plans before applying for a Chal- 
lenge Grant. In addition, the Endowment suggests that organizations consult with state 
arts agencies in developing their applications. It is expected that most recipients of 
Challenge Grants will be grantees of other Arts Endowment funding programs. Each year 
the program issues guidelines detailing eligibility requirements, application procedures, 
and deadlines. 

THE INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM is a 1980 pilot effort within the Chal- 
lenge Grant Program designed to assist those arts organizations which have proven 
artistic excellence but are not financially and administratively secure enough to receive a 
Challenge Grant. During the first two years only a limited number of matching grants not 
to exceed $150,000 will be awarded. Eligible funding categories include: buying equip- 
ment which will result in a better artistic product; initiating capital improvements, includ- 
ing the acquisition of auxiliary spaces to present facilities, the extension or renovation of 
present facilities, and the adaptation of older buildings for new purposes. A specific plan 
dealing with the artistic and financial implications of all capital projects must be devel- 
oped. No organization will be considered unless it has first submitted a Statement of 
Interest. Detailed guidelines are available. 

Examples: Of the 285 applications received for Challenge '80 (Round Three) awards, 120 grants were 

made totaling nearly $26 million. The Akron Art Institute in Ohio received a $150,000 
challenge grant to augment the endowment fund and renovate the old post office 
building as a new museum facility. The Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock will use part of 
its $100,000 award to renovate the Center for the Decorative Arts. The Berkeley Repertory 
Theatre in California received $120,000 to aid in the retirement of a construction loan and 
to implement capital improvements associated with the renovation of a larger theater 
facility. A portion of the $1.75 million grant to the Cleveland Foundation/Cleveland 
Consortium for the Performing Arts will be used for the renovation and revitalization of 
Playhouse Square. In Minneapolis, the Hennepin Center for the Arts received $50,000 to 
assist in rehabilitating a downtown office building as a permanent home for a dozen arts 

The Indiana Repertory Theatre in Indianapolis received $250,000 to be used for the 
conversion of the Indiana Theatre into a performing arts center with three theaters. Part of 
the $100,000 award to Gallery Players of Oregon in McMinnville will be used for capital 
improvements. One hundred seventy-five thousand dollars to Hippodrome Theatre 
Workshop, Inc., in Gainesville, Fla., will stimulate support for capital improvements for a 
new theater space in the historic old post office building. Part of Historic Albany Founda- 
tion's $80,000 award will help finance acquisition and construction work. The Toledo 
Museum of Art in Ohio was awarded $400,000 to help stimulate support for the renovation 
of the centrally-located auditorium in a major new exhibition gallery, offices, storage, and 
public facilities. A $50,000 Challenge Grant to Theatre by the Sea in Portsmouth, N.H., will 
partially finance the renovation of a larger theater facility. 

Contact: Challenge Grant Program, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506. 

Telephone: (202)632-4783. 

References: Cultural Directory II no. 195; OMB Catalog no. 45.013. 


Design Arts Program : Design Demonstration 

For Whom: 


Matching grants to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations. 

The Design Arts Program promotes excellence in the fields of architecture, landscape 
architecture, urban design and planning, and fashion, graphic, industrial, and interior 
design. Formerly called Architecture, Planning, and Design, this program was completely 
restructured for 1980 funding. In addition to the program's category of assistance for 
cultural facilities described below, design fellowships are awarded to individuals and 
additional grants are made in the areas of Design Communication, Design Exploration/ 
Research, General Services to the Field, and Design Excellence. Complete guidelines are 

The Design Demonstration category (incorporating and expanding the previous years' 
Cultural Facilities and Livable Cities categories) supports specific planning and design 
activities. Matching grants of up to $30,000 are available to organizations that need 
innovative design services to initiate a specific project. 

A grant might be used to show how design can be made part of the earliest phases of 
planning and managing neighborhoods, cities, or towns; to relate design to issues of 
national concern, such as neighborhood conservation and the creation of more human- 





scale environments; or to show the value of good design of objects to meet individual and 
public needs. Priority will be given to applications that are likely to have practical results. 

In addition to the subjects listed above, the Design Arts Program continues to be especial- 
ly interested in projects which help strengthen the relationship between a community's 
livability and the planning and design needs of the visual and performing arts. For 
example, the following issues might be considered: (a) Design of cultural facilities, 
including but not limited to the redesign of old buildings to meet changing cultural needs. 
(Grants for planning and design assistance to groups wishing to renovate, replace, or 
improve their cultural facilities can be used to assist groups in preparing design drawings 
prior to applying for a Challenge Grant.); (b) Cultural district planning; (c) Design and 
planning of rational links between cultural facilities and other community activities such 
as transportation, shopping, working and housing; (d) Artists' space needs, such as 
performance, exhibition, teaching, living, and working spaces; (e) Design of special 
objects which are needed to execute a particular art form, such as a safe, collapsible floor 
for use by dance touring companies; and (f) Planning to ensure that artists, often the 
pioneers of the revival of community areas, will not be displaced as land values increase. 

To carry out a Design Demonstration grant an applicant might consider sponsoring a 
design competition as a means for choosing the designer who will work on the project. 
Such competitions can help the public be aware of and take part in the design process, 
produce new solutions to design problems, and make it easier to discover talented young 
designers. Support for such competitions is available under this category. Information on 
organizing and managing a design competition is available from the program upon 
inquiry. In selected cases, technical assistance may also be provided by the Design Arts 

The 42nd Street Redevelopment Corporation received $17,500 in 1979 to support the 
planning and design of a National Theatre Center on the roof of the old West Side Airlines 
Terminal building, part of a two-block restoration project of the theater district in New 
York City. A $19,530 grant to the Oberlin Dance Collective in San Francisco, Calif., 
supported the design and plan of a community arts center housing rehearsal and perfor- 
mance spaces of several cultural organizations. The Opera Company of Boston received 
$30,000 to support the design of a new stage house including rehearsal facilities, scenery 
and costume shops, makeup and dressing rooms, and administrative offices for the Savoy 
Theatre, an historic building and central site in the revitalization of Boston's Theater 
District. A $30,000 grant to the Rogers County Cherokee Association, Inc., in Claremore, 
Okla., supported the design of a National Native American Heritage and Educational 
Cultural Center, intended to be uniquely Indian and sensitive to the cultural heritage of 
the region. A $14,000 grant to the Theatrical Diversions: Denver in Littleton, Colo., 
supported planning and feasibility studies for the restoration of the Tivoli Opera House in 
Denver for use as a multipurpose cultural facility. 

Design Arts Program, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C. 20506. Tele- 
phone: (202)634-4276. 

Cultural Directory II no. 197; OMB Catalog no. 45.001 . 


Challenge Grant Program 

What/ Grants to any cultural or educational nonprofit organization whose program is entirely or 

For Whom: partially in the humanities. Each federal dollar must be matched by at least three non- 

federal dollars. 

Description: Challenge Grants, administered by the Division of Special Programs, afford humanities 
institutions an opportunity to strengthen their long-term financial stability by stimulating 
new or increased support from nonfederal sources. The purpose of this funding mech- 
anism is to challenge an institution to examine both traditional and potential sources of 
support, its present audience and others who might be served, long-range programming, 
and financial needs. Further objectives are to encourage a nationwide public-private 
partnership in support of cultural institutions and to arouse citizen concern and support 
of these institutions. 




Any nonprofit humanities organization — that is, an institution whose entire operation is 
to store, research, ordisseminate the humanities, such as an historical society or archives, 
research library, advanced study center or research institute in the humanities — may 
apply Challenge Grant funds to either general or specific institutional purposes. Other 
kinds of institutions, whose activities and services may extend beyond the humanities — 
such as colleges or universities, museums, broadcast (radio or televison) stations or 
producing organizations, public libraries, university presses, civic or professional groups, 
adult education councils, may apply Challenge Grant monies to specific humanities 
programs, components or activities, or to cover the portion of total institutional costs 
which can be identified with these. Such multipurpose institutions must characteristically 
have allocated a significant proportion of their operating budgets, or current expendi- 
tures, in support of the humanities in order to qualify for Challenge Grant support. 

Challenge Grant funds and related matching funds — unlike other Endowment program 
grants — may be used for a variety of purposes deemed critical to maintaining or strength- 
ening the institution's humanities activities, such as the acquisition of equipment and 
materials; building cash reserves and endowments; deficit defrayal; fund-raising and 
development; general operations; maintenance, preservation, and conservation of col- 
lections; and other management and administrative expenses. 

The Challenge Grant Program authority also permits expenditures of up to $250,000 in 
federal funds on renovation, although all private matching funds may be expended for 
this purpose. If applications request amounts higher than $250,000 in federal funds for 
renovation purposes, special action by NEH is necessary for approval. The enabling 
legislation allows for expenditure only of private matching funds in support of construc- 
tion projects "for demonstration purposes or under unusual circumstances where there 
is no other manner in which to accomplish a humanistic purpose." Federal funds cannot 
be expended for new construction; if applications specify such a private match expendi- 
ture, special NEH action is necessary for approval. 

Every applicant must develop a multiyear fund-raising plan. The federal portion of a 
Challenge Grant has ranged from a minimum of $2,000 up to $1.5 million over a three-year 
period, depending on the merits of a proposal, size of an institution, and funds available. 
Every dollar awarded must be matched by the equivalent of at least three nonfederal 
dollars. Awards are based on assessments of institutional resources and needs; fund- 
raising ability; financial, administrative, and management improvements; promise for 
strengthened programs; and long-range support from nonfederal sources. 

Out of 212 applications for the fourth round of grantmaking (fiscal 1980), 101 awards were 
made. Examples of renovation challenge grants made in previous years included $850,000 
to the Huntington Library and Art Gallery in San Marino, Calif., for reconstruction of the 
main exhibition hall for earthquake safety, adding a new wing to the Library for use as an 
educational center, classrooms, and office space, and for expanding their endowment. 
The St. Louis Art Museum used their $350,000 grant for the renovation of the Gilbert 
Building to provide more exhibit space, to improve the climate control system, and for 
other renovations to the library, education department, and museum shop. The $133,000 
grant to the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio stimulated support for the construction of an 
entirely new roof to replace the one damaged by the Blizzard of 78, work on the climate 
control system, and other repairs. 

Challenge Grant Program, National Endowment for the Humanities, 806 15th Street, 
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20506. Telephone: (202) 724-0267. 

Cultural Directory II no. 214; OMB Catalog no. 45.130. 


Historic Preservation Funds 

What/ Matching grants, loans, and revolving funds for nonprofit public or private member 

For Whom:_ organizations of the National Trust. 

Description: Chartered by Congress in 1949, the National Trust for Historic Preservation is the only 
national, private, nonprofit corporation responsible for encouraging the protection, 
preservation, and interpretation of the cultural heritage of the United States. Its funding 



programs seek to encourage public participation in the preservation of historic districts, 
sites, buildings, structures, and objects of significance in American history and culture. 

PRESERVATION SERVICES FUND PROGRAM. Created in October, 1979, this program 
combines three former National Trust programs: the Consultant Service Grant Program, 
the Preservation Education Fund, and the Cosponsored Conference Grant Program. 
Through the Consultant Services category, the Preservation Services Fund provides 
grants to enable local nonprofit organizations or public agencies to obtain professional 
advice on specific preservation projects. Grants will be awarded to support consultants 
representing various professions, e.g. architecture, law, planning, economics, arche- 
ology, graphic design. Consultants may investigate a wide range of subjects such as new 
uses for historic buildings, or the economic feasibility of developing historic districts. No 
grant will exceed $5,000, and most will average $1 ,000 to $2,000; grants may cover no more 
than half of project costs and must be matched with nonfederal monies on at least a 
dollar-for-dollar basis. 

A 1979 Consultant Service Grant of $750 was made for consultation on site selection 
renovation, and reuse of the Southern Pacific Depot (1891) in Springfield, Oregon. A 1979 
award of $4,000 enabled Waterbury Action to Conserve Our Heritage, Inc., help prevent 
the demolition of 20 buildings in Waterbury, Conn.'s, Central Business District. A 1978 
grant of $1,000 in Kansas City, Missouri, aided in finding a feasible adaptive reuse for the 
Coates House Hotel. 

ENDANGERED PROPERTIES PROGRAM. The Office of Historic Properties administers this 
$2-million program sponsored jointly by the Trust and the Secretary of the Interior. Its 
purpose is to give members immediate assistance in securing properties of national 
historical significance which are threatened by real and present danger. Such properties 
must meet the criteria for National Historic Landmarks. In addition, they must represent 
an aspect of the American heritage, be associated with important people or events, 
embody distinguishing artistic or technical characteristics, or represent the work of a 
master craftsperson or designer. A revolving fund provides loans, loan guarantees, 
purchase options, or direct purchase of properties to be resold after being secured by 
protective convenants. Six projects have been assisted in the last 18 months. 

NATIONAL PRESERVATION REVOLVING FUND. The Trust makes low-interest loans to 
assist organizations in preserving historic structures by establishing and operating local 
revolving funds within districts or areas of recognized historical and architectural signifi- 
cance. These loans, averaging $25,000, are usually in the form of challenge loans deter- 
mined on a case-by-case basis. Capital for this program is $1 million. 

National Trust regional office or (Appropriate Program), National Trust for Historic Preser- 
vation, 1785 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036. Telephone: (202) 

Cultural Directory II no. 229. 


Maritime Preservation Funds 

For Whom: 


Loans and matching grants for maritime preservation projects to nonprofit and public 
agency members of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Advisory, educational, 
and technical assistance to groups or individuals involved in maritime preservation 

Formed in 1976, the Office of Maritime Preservation aims at increasing public awareness 
of America's maritime heritage through preservation, restoration, or replication of mari- 
time vessels, relics, and structures. The Office compiles comprehensive national inven- 
tories of maritime properties that should be preserved, and organizes educational activi- 
ties such as seminars, conferences, and internships. The program offers advisory and 
technical assistance in maritime preservation techniques, methods of exhibition, and 
legal and legislative matters related to maritime preservation. 

MARITIME PRESERVATION FUND. In 1979, $5 million was allocated by the Interior 
Department's Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service to administer maritime 



preservation grants jointly with the National Trust and State Historic Preservation Offices. 
Under this program the Trust's Maritime Office is responsible for processing all grant 
applications except those dealing with properties listed in the National Register of 
Historic Places. These should be directed to the Department of the Interior. Low-interest 
loans and dollar-for-dollar matching grants are made to assist communities and private 
groups involved in maritime preservation projects. Such projects may include preserva- 
tion, restoration, or replication of historic vessels, relics, lighthouses, shipyards, and 
other waterfront structures and sites of historic importance; acquisition of such proper- 
ties listed in the National Register of Historic Places; survey projects such as identifying 
underwater archeological sites or planning projects such as feasibility studies of pro- 
posed preservation activities; educational programs in maritime history; training to 
preserve traditional skills in building and operating all sizes and types of vessels; and 
museum programs. 

Awards made in 1979 included: $20,400 to Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, 
Oregon, for the restoration of Columbia River salmon boats and coast surfboats for 
museum exhibit; $176,750 to Northwest Seaport in Kirkland, Washington, to restore the 
WAWONA, the largest three-masted lumber schooner in North America, and the lead 
project in the development of the Historic Seaport on Lake Union in Seattle. 

Office of Maritime Preservation, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1785 Massachu- 
setts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036. Telephone: (202) 673-4000. 

Cultural Directory II no. 231 . 

Subject Index 

accessibility/barrier removal 


acquisition, land or building 


adaptive reuse 

1-3,9, 11, 14, 15, 17,18,20 


3,6,10, 12, 16 



energy conservation 


equipment, purchase of 


feasibility studies 

1,2,4, 10, 11, 18,20 

historic preservation 


historic preservation, surveys/planning 




maritime preservation 


planning assistance 

2,3,5,6, 10, 11,13,14,18,20 

public art 


public broadcasting 




revolving funds 


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Angus M. C. Randolph 

Project Director 

Oregon Arts Commission 

This publication is the result of the cooperative efforts by several individuals, and from the 
close cooperation between the Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment 
for the Arts. My deep appreciation goes to: 

Peter deC. Hero, Executive Director, Oregon Arts Commission 

Michael J. Pittas, Director, Design Arts Program, National Endowment for the Arts 

Linda Coe, author/researcher, Cambridge, Mass. 

Gary Young, editor/designer, Oregon Arts Foundation 

Ivan Chermayeff, cover design, Chermayeff and Geismar Associates, New York City 

Dennis Reeder, Design Arts Program, National Endowment for the Arts 

Anne Hartzell, Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities